U.S. Warns of Possible Terror Threat in Uganda

The U.S. embassy in Uganda is warning of a possible terrorist attack in the country's capital, Kampala.

In a message released late Monday, the embassy said it has received information that "a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March."

It said "There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets."

There was no immediate comment from the Ugandan government.

The message did not warn Americans to leave Kampala, but cautioned them to avoid the museum and other crowded public places.

The Somali militant group al-Shabab carried out a bombing in Kampala in July 2010 that killed more than 70 people.

VOA News / Feb. 12, 2014 08:14 KST