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The US government has issued a travel alert warning its citizens that South Africa faces a heightened risk of terrorism during the World Cup.
It says that large-scale public events present an attractive target.
"There is a heightened risk that extremist groups will conduct terrorist acts within South Africa in the near future," the US state department said.
The warning came as US President Barack Obama wished the the American World Cup football team good luck.