United States Issues Terror Alert to Residents In Sandton, South Africa

The United States has issued a terror alert to residents in Johannesburg, South Africa, raising alarm about possible terror attacks targeting large gatherings at an unspecified location in Sandton.
U.S. Embassy in South Africa issues terror alert for Johannesburg
The embassy advised all its staff to stay away from crowded areas and other large public gatherings in the region over the coming weekend.
The United States has issued a terror alert to residents in Johannesburg, South Africa, raising alarm about possible terror attacks targeting large gatherings at an unspecified location in Sandton.
“The US government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area,” the embassy said. “There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack.”
The embassy advised all its staff to stay away from crowded areas and other large public gatherings in the region over the coming weekend.


The latest security advisory comes after the U.S. and the United Kingdom issued security advisories for their nationals in Nigeria. On Wednesday, the U.S. authorised relocating its government employees and their families from Abuja over potential terrorist attacks.

The U.S. Embassy warned that government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, bars, and hotels, could soon be attacked.

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