Britain warns of possible terrorist attacks in South Africa

Shoppers push trolleys at an upmarket shopping mall in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Sept 23, 2015.
Shoppers push trolleys at an upmarket shopping mall in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Sept 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - The British government said on Monday (June 6) 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.

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