U.S. Central Command chief Gen. John Abizaid said Wednesday that east Africa could still be a transit and operational zone for terrorists and urged states in the region to combat the threat. “There is a terrorist threat in the region, considering what has happened in Kenya in the past,” Abizaid told a news conference in the Ethiopian capital. “Clearly the Horn and East Africa regions could be a transit and operational zone for terrorists.” Kenya has suffered two attacks which the U.S. believes are linked to the militant al Qaeda network. In 1998 the U.S. embassy in Nairobi was bombed, killing more than 200 people and last November, at least 16 people were killed when suicide bombers hit a Mombasa hotel. Full Story
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