24 Jun 2012

Mombasa attack warning issued

9:56 am on 24 June 2012

The United States embassy in Kenya has warned of an "imminent" threat of an attack on the port of Mombasa.

US officials have been told not to travel there until 1 July.

There has been a series of grenade attacks in Mombasa and the capital Nairobi since Kenya sent troops into Somalia to battle al-Shabab fighters.

Kenyan accuses the group of being behind various kidnappings on Kenyan soil and destabilising the border region.

Al-Shabab has repeatedly threatened to stage revenge attacks in Kenya.