East African Embassies Under Terrorist Threat

Security experts say that the region of East Africa still…

Security experts say that the region of East Africa still faces threats from militants, after nearly 15 years of terrorists bombing two U.S. embassies and as President Barack Obama prepares to visit.

Obama is scheduled on Monday to visit Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania, which along with Nairobi was the site of near-simultaneous embassy attacks in August 1998. The attacks killed 224 people, mostly Kenyans, but also a dozen Americans. Obama is likely to visit the memorial for the victims of the Tanzania attack.

The threat of terrorism has increased since the Osama bin Laden-masterminded attacks, said a top Kenyan security official who added that intelligence capabilities have also increased and that the situation “is under control.” Obama is not visiting Kenya.

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