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Travel firms suspend flights to Mombasa after FCO warning

Hundreds of UK tourists are being evacuated from parts of the Kenyan coast, after the Foreign Office warned of a "high threat" from terrorists.

Tour operators Thomson and First Choice cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October and said some 400 holidaymakers would be flown back as a precaution.

The FCO advised against non-essential travel to areas within 37 miles of the Kenya-Somali border and Nairobi.

Since the advice was issued there have been two explosions in the Gikomba market area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, which killed at least 10 people.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 16 May 2014
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