Uganda alert after US warns of 'Westgate-style' attack

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Security has been increased in Uganda after the US warned of a terror threat similar to last month's attack by militants in neighbouring Kenya.

The BBC's Patience Atuhaire in Kampala says that car boots and pedestrians' bags are being searched as they enter the Nakumatt Oasis shopping centre.

Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told the BBC he was glad that the US had passed on its intelligence.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

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