Kenya slams Obama administration's 'unfriendly' travel warning after terror attack

“U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas,” the warning states. “The U.S. government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S., Western, and Kenyan interests in Kenya, including in the Nairobi area and in the coastal city of Mombasa. 

“Terrorist acts can include suicide operations, bombings, kidnappings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. Although the pursuit of those responsible for previous terrorist activities continues, many of those involved remain at large and still operate in the region.”

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Al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group from Somalia, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al Shabaab said it was retaliating against Kenya's support for the international effort that has decimated the group in Somalia and vowed more attacks unless Kenya backs down.

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