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Members of the Uganda Army parade during Independence Anniversary celebrations in Rukungiri, Uganda, on Oct. 9. Uganda gained independence from Britain on Oct. 9, 1962.
By Rohit Kachroo and Alexander Smith, NBC News
JOHANNESBURG — The U.S. Embassy in Uganda on Friday warned Americans living in the country of an imminent attack similar to the deadly rampage in Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall just weeks ago.
Americans in the capital Kampala were told to avoid crowded public spaces after the Ugandan government heightened its terror alert to maximum for the first time since al Shabaab bombings in 2010 which killed 79 people. [...]