US closes 19 missions in Islamic world till Eid, after Al Qaeda threat

Washington, Aug 5 :  The US has extended closure of 19 diplomatic missions in the Middle East and north Africa till August 10 as a precaution after it intercepted al-Qaeda's most serious threat in recent
us closes 19 missions in islamic world till eid...
PTI 05 Aug 2013, 01:12 PM IST
Washington, Aug 5 :  The US has extended closure of 19 diplomatic missions in the Middle East and north Africa till August 10 as a precaution after it intercepted al-Qaeda's most serious threat in recent years to target its embassies.





The United States initially closed 22 diplomatic posts for the day yesterday. The State Department last week issued a worldwide travel alert warning Americans that al-Qaeda may be planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East.
 
 
 

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