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The US Embassy in Nairobi issued a travel alert for American citizens. The embassy said it has "received credible information of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks directed at prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and night clubs. "
A court charged two doctors for "being members of al Shabaab" and "engaging in organized criminal activity." The two doctors, Ali Omar Salim and Adan Hassan Hillow, were detained in the Eastleigh suburb, a Shabaab hotbed.
Security forces entered southern Somalia to pursue Shabaab fighters who have kidnapped aid workers from Kenya. The UNHCR has scaled back operations in Kenya after the kidnapping of foreign aid workers.
Security officials said they would step up operations against the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab. The officials said they would pursue Shabaab inside southern Somalia. The border with Somalia has been closed.
"Gunmen" kidnapped two foreigners working for Medecins Sans Frontieres at the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border. Kenyan officials suspect the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab may have executed the kidnapping, and have sealed the Somali border.