JOHANNESBURG - The British government said on Monday there is a high threat of attacks against foreigners in shopping areas in South Africa, days after a similar advisory was issued by the United States embassy in Pretoria.
"There is a high threat from terrorism.
"Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town," the British government said in a statement posted on its website.
The office says the threat comes from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Meanwhile, the US Ambassador says his country will continue to work with South Africa to ensure the safety of its citizens here.