Kenyan police issue Easter terror alert

2011-04-22 10:42

Nairobi - Kenya's police commissioner is warning that al-Qaeda-linked Somali insurgents that have already carried out an international attack may attempt to strike Kenya over the Easter holidays.

Mathew Iteere said on Thursday night that police have received reliable information that the al-Shabab militia group has threatened to attack public areas such as places of worship, recreational areas and major government buildings.

Al-Shabab - Somalia's most dangerous militant group - claimed responsibility for the double suicide bomb attack in Uganda's capital in July during the World Cup final. The blasts killed 76 people.

The group has threatened to attack Kenya for allegedly helping Somali government troops and their allies attack the militants' bases in Somalia.

Read more on:    kenya  |  somalia  |  east africa  |  security

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