US warns of retaliation by Somali Islamists in Burundi

The State Department issued an updated travel advisory for Burundi on Thursday warning Americans in the tiny east African nation of the threat posed by Somali Islamists.

“Because Burundi participates in peacekeeping operations in Somalia, the terrorist organization al-Shabaab, based in Somalia, has threatened to conduct terror attacks in Burundi,” the advisory reads. “It may also target U.S. interests in Burundi.”

The advisory says political tensions have remained high since the disputed 2010 election and warns of the risks posed by widespread corruption and lawlessness.