Sudan: US Embassy ups terror alert for Americans

The US Embassy confirmed Monday it had warned Americans of a heightened terrorist threat against Westerners in Sudan. "The US Embassy advises all US citizens in Sudan that the United Nations mission in Sudan has received new information that an extremist group based in the country is likely to target Western interests," said the warden message. The US message followed a similar warning that the United Nations sent its staff in Sudan last week, said a UN official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not allowed to discuss the issue with the media.