Britain warns of possible terrorist attacks in South Africa

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.  

Read: No terror danger for SA – Security Minister

Meanwhile, the US Ambassador says his country will continue to work with South Africa to ensure the safety of its citizens here.

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