U.S. warns of possible terrorist attack on Ugandan airport

U.S. authorities have been warned of a specific terrorist threat to Entebbe Airport in Uganda later on Thursday. The U.S. Embassy in Kampala said Ugandan police had informed them that intelligence sources believe there is a threat to the airport from an unknown terrorist group. In a statement, the embassy said the threat was apparently aimed for “today, July 3rd, between the hours of 2100-2300 local time (8pm - 10pm GMT).”

Individuals planning travel through the airport this evening may want to review their plans in light of this information.

U.S. Embassy in Kampala

The statement said the targets could include “hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, diplomatic missions, transportation hubs, religious institutions, government offices, or public transportation.” The alert follows warnings from the U.S. that terrorists are developing bombs that can be smuggled on to planes without detection.