US warns of terror attack at Uganda airport


ampala: The US has warned its citizens in Uganda of a possible terror attack at the country’s Entebbe International Airport in capital Kampala.

The US embassy in Uganda, in a statement on its website on Thursday, said it received information from the Uganda police force that there was a specific threat to attack the airport located 40 km south of Kampala, Xinhua reported.

“The US embassy has received information from the Uganda police force that according to intelligence sources there is a specific threat to attack Entebbe International Airport by an unknown terrorist group today, July 3, between the hours of 9 p.m.-11 p.m.,” the statement said.

“Individuals planning travel through the airport this evening may want to review their plans in light of this information.”

The targets for these attacks could include hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, diplomatic missions, transportation hubs, religious institutions, government offices, or public transportation.

The Ugandan police Thursday said it had beefed up security in the country to avert any possible terror attack.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that security has been enhanced in Kampala and major towns to avoid the repeat of the 2010 World Cup final, when Somali militants Al-Shabaab carried twin bombings in the capital, killing 78 football fans.


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