US to extend some embassy closures over security concerns

9:31 am
Mon August 5, 2013

US to extend some embassy closures over security concerns

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The US says it will keep a number of embassies in north Africa and the Middle East closed until Saturday, due to a possible militant threat.
The US says it will keep a number of embassies in north Africa and the Middle East closed until Saturday, due to a possible militant threat. Twenty-one US embassies and consulates closed on Sunday. The state department in Washington said the extended closures were "out of an abundance of caution", and not a reaction to a new threat.