US warns of terror attack threat to Sudan flights
Khartoum, January 9, 2010
The United States warned that 'regional extremists' were planning a deadly attack on Air Uganda flights between southern Sudan and Kampala.
The US Embassy in Khartoum did not name the potential attackers but has said in the past that terrorist groups were active in Sudan.
Embassy staff published a warning late on Friday on their website of 'a potential threat against commercial aviation transiting between Juba, Sudan and Kampala, Uganda'.
Juba is the capital of semi-autonomous southern Sudan.
'The US Embassy has received information indicating a desire by regional extremists to conduct a deadly attack onboard Air Uganda aircraft on this route,' the embassy statement read.
It added it was not clear whether the group had the ability to mount an attack but warned air passengers to be alert.-Reuters