US Missions on High Terror Alert
The United States mission in Uganda has been placed on a high terror alert following the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Al-Queada leader.
Speaking to Journalists in Kampala this morning, Joanne Lockard, the US Mission public affairs officer, said security at all American installations in Uganda has been stepped up.
His statement re-echoes the statement made by Susan Collins, theranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who was quoted saying that the al-Qaida leader's death doesn't mean terrorist threats will disappear.
Addressing a joint News conference at Capitol Hill, Collins, along with U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the committee's chairman, warned of the need for Americans to be on heightened alert for a potential act of retaliation, possibly by a "homegrown" terrorist.
Following bin Laden’s death, the US State department, issued an urgent “Worldwide Caution” urging US citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance when traveling overseas.
The caution in part reads that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against US interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The statement adds that the attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.
Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2nd by an American operation on his hideout in Abbotad, in Pakistan.
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