The US Embassy on Friday issued a security alert, reminding the public to stay vigilant in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship.

The warning comes after the Dusit terror attack last Tuesday which claimed 21 lives.

Through their Twitter account on Friday, the embassy asked the public to be aware of their surroundings and stay alert in locations frequented by tourists and Westerners.

It also advised foreigners to have their travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

The public was also advised to review their personal security plans.

The terror group al Shabaab, which claimed responsibility, said the attack was in retaliation of US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital city of Israel.

Read: Dusit attack revenge for US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – Shabaab


Trump announced the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017. He ordered the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

However, US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec on Thursday dispelled speculations on social media that his government had prior intelligence on the DusitD2 terrorist attacks.

See more: US did not have information on plan to attack Dusit hotel – Godec

Among those killed was an American national, Jason Spindler, an employee of I-DEV International.

Also Read:  US tech boss and 9/11 survivor Jason Spindler dies in Dusit terror attack

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