US says attack being planned on Sudan-Uganda flights
US has warned that a deadly attack were being planned on Air Uganda flights between southern Sudan and Kampala.
The United States has warned that a deadly attack were being planned on Air Uganda flights between southern Sudan and Kampala.
The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum did not name the potential attackers but has said in the past that armed 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 U.S. 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 Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2010, 14:57