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'Terror texts' cause Kenyan panic

Security has been tightened at shopping centres in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, following warnings of terror attacks sent out by mobile phone. The BBC’s Wellington Nyongesa in Nairobi says that all cars entering the centres are being checked, while policemen are patrolling inside the shops. The text messages started arriving on mobile phones on Friday, leading to a huge decline in numbers of visitors to three shopping centres in the capital, Nairobi. There have been increased fears of an attack by al-Qaeda in East Africa, Kenya in particular, in recent weeks. British Airways has stopped flying to Kenya, while the United States has urged Americans not to travel to Kenya unless their trip is essential. Full Story

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