Terror threat in SA 'specific, credible' - US Embassy

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Pretoria - The US Embassy’s warning of possible terror attacks in South Africa was triggered by "specific, credible" information, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa on Tuesday warned US citizens that extremists may be targeting that country’s government facilities and business interests in South Africa.

The US had received "specific, credible, non-counterable threat information" in this regard, Cynthia Harvey said in a statement.

She could not disclose more about who the threat came from or what the likely targets were.

Such security warnings were not a reflection on bilateral relations with other countries, Harvey said.

"They are part of our commitment to protect US citizens travelling and residing abroad."

The state security ministry could not immediately comment.

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