US embassy warns of possible terror threat in SA

A South African traffic police car parked in front of the United States embassy in Pretoria. Image by: TMG

The US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa has issued a warning that extremists may target American interests in South Africa

(SOURCE)  According to the embassy’s website, they don’t know when or where the terrorists are supposed to strike, but their targets may include ‘ U.S. Government facilities and other facilities identifiable with US business interests.’

The embassy is calling on Americans to ‘Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.’

The US State Department does not appear to have issued a travel warning targeting South Africa at this time.

According to the US State Department, “Anti-US violence is not common in South Africa, but the Department of State remains concerned about the continued worldwide threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas.”