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article imageKenyan port is at imminent threat status

By Gar Swaffar     Jun 24, 2012 in Travel
Mombasa - The port of Mombasa in Kenya has been listed by the American Embassy, in Nairobi, as a possible target for attack. All American government personnel have been ordered to leave.
Mombasa is apparently under the threat or possibility of an imminent attack by terrorists. The American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya has issued an order for all American Government personnel to leave the port city of Mombasa until July 1.
Kenyan security forces and police have intercepted chemicals they suspected of being for the production of bombs, the chemicals were in the possession of two Iranians, who were arrested.
In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi police commander Anthony Kibuchi reported seizing a bag labeled "Magnum Buster. Danger explosives" according to MSNBC tonight. "We are on hot pursuit of the suspects," Kibuchi told Reuters, saying police were looking for three people.
At The New Age is a report of two Kenyan police being injured by an improvised explosive devise on Saturday near the border with Somalia. The number of attacks against Kenyan security forces have escalated since the Kenyan army entered southern Somalia to hunt down Islamist al-Shabaab rebels late last year.
Recent attacks in March, April and May were responsible for dozens of injuries and several deaths in Nairobi and Mombasa as reported by the BBC, Al Jazeera, and Reuters respectively.
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