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Published: Sunday, 10/23/2011

U.S. warns Americans in Kenya


NAIROBI, Kenya -- The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned of a threat to Americans in the country after Nairobi launched a cross-border operation against Islamist militants in Somalia.

The Embassy in a note to U.S. citizens living in or visiting Kenya said yesterday that reprisal attacks could be directed at places that foreigners congregate.

The warning comes a week after Kenyan troops entered Somalia to attack al-Shabab militants. Al-Shabab carried out attacks in July in Uganda which killed 76 people.

Kenya launched its boldest incursion yet into Somalia six days ago after a wave of kidnappings against foreigners that Nairobi has blamed on the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants. The rebels have denied responsibility for the kidnappings and said Nairobi was using them as a pretext for an attack.

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