U.S. Issues Terrorism Warning in Kenya

The Associated Press, Friday 20 June 2003; 1:45 PM

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon's intelligence branch has issued a terrorism alert to all U.S. interests in Kenya and raised the threat level there to “high,” a defense official said Friday.

The warning, issued Thursday by the Defense Intelligence Agency, is based on specific information about a threat against a specific target, the official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity.

Details of the warning, including the target and the nature of the threat, are classified secret, the official said.

The official would not say whether the target was the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

Kenya and other countries in the Horn of Africa have been a focus of U.S. counterterrorism efforts for many months. A special U.S. military task force has been operating in the Horn of Africa since late last year.