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US temporarily closes six embassies in Sub-Saharan Africa for Security reasons

The government of the United States of America has announced that it will temporarily close six embassies in Sub-Saharan Africa for security reasons. To be closed are the missions in Madagascar, Burundi, Djibouti, Sudan, Rwanda and Mauritius. US officials said they are worried Al Qaeda affiliates may be planning to attack the embassies during the Moslem Eid festivities scheduled to be begin late this week. Last week the US administration announced the closure of embassies in several countries in the Middle East and in north Africa for similar reasons. American officials said US intelligence intercepted Al Qaeda messages that indicated imminent attacks. The America government has issued a world travel alert for all Americans, calling upon them to be vigilant and warning of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and tourist infrastructure. Several European countries have also temporarily closed their embassies in some countries in the Middle East.


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