(Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Uganda on Wednesday warned it had received information of possible terrorist threats to locations frequented by Westerners in the capital Kampala and that an attack may take place soon.

The embassy issued the warning in a statement posted on its website.

"The U.S Embassy has received information of possible terrorist threats to locations where Westerners, including U.S. citizens, congregate in Kampala, and that an attack may take place soon," it said.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. mission has canceled some non-essential events scheduled at local hotels in the coming days," it added.