Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Security Alert Issued for American Citizens in Uganda Come Feb 18 Elections

With the pending General elections for President, Parliament and Local Council Elections Due next month on Feb the 18 th

The US Embassy in Kampala is warning its citizens about the likelihood of Violence and Terrorism targeting the US.

Being a strong ally in the War against piracy and restoration of Peace in Somali , which is spearheaded by Uganda and Burundi who actually have foot soldiers on the Battle field the Embassy wrote on its website,

"We are particularly concerned about the month of February," the US Embassy in the capital Kampala said.

The US Embassy advises all American citizens to avoid large, public gatherings, particularly situations with large numbers of westerners and/or no visible security presence.

US citizens are urged to report any suspicious activity by calling 999 and keeping a charged cell phone at all times.

More than 70 people died on July 11, 2010 after the bombing of a restaurant and a rugby ground in Kampala as patrons gathered to watch the World Cup final. Somalia-based al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for these attacks.

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