The US embassy in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo has issued a warning over a possible terrorist attack in the country. A statement issued by the embassy said, “The United States Embassy in Kinshasa has received credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat against U.S. Government facilities in Kinshasa”.
After two years of setbacks, broken promises, and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, November 21 kicked off the campaign for a crucial election that could alleviate or perhaps worsen the decades-long crisis. With 4 weeks to go until a crucial election in the crisis-gripped central African nation, the American authorities urged its citizens to ‘keep a low profile’.
In recent months the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) a rebel force with Ugandan origins that has been active in Congo has stepped up its attacks in various parts of the country. Additionally, recently, the ADF has been linked to having Islamist elements with intelligence reports indicating that the group could be welcoming foreign fighters from Libya and possibly the Middle East.