Terrorism

Uganda Issues Alert Over Fear of Nairobi-Style Attack

U.S. intelligence warning of possible imminent attack

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As dramatic footage emerges of the terror attack on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Uganda has issued a red alert following a warning of a similar terror threat.

Security across the Ugandan capital Kampala has been heightened after US intelligence signalled a possible imminent "Westgate-style" attack by Islamist militants.

Uganda has recallled security staff from leave and cancelled all police leave for the foreseeable future.

Somali Islamic militant group al Shabaab carried out bombings in Kampala in 2010. The attacks were said to be in retaliation for Uganda's participation in the African Union Force offensive that helped neutralise Islamist rebels in Somalia.