State Department Issues New Travel Warning for Kenya

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0  Updated at 4:42 pm, September 27th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department has issued a new warning for Americans traveling to Kenya in the wake of the recent terror attack at a Nairobi shopping mall.

The warning — the second alert since July — specifically mentions the potential of terrorists targeting locations in Nairobi and Mombasa.

“The U.S. government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S., Western, and Kenyan interests in Kenya, including in the Nairobi area and in the coastal city of Mombasa,” the State Department said in a statement.

The department added that the tactics used by terrorists can vary from suicide operations, bombings and kidnappings, to attacks on aviation and maritime vessels. Authorities are still searching for individuals responsible for previous attacks as the department’s warning said that “those involved remain at large and still operate in the region.”

For more information, the State Department suggests that travelers consult the Worldwide Caution.

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