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Norway's PM Taking Al Qaeda Threat Seriously

Norway is taking the threat of terror attacks against its targets seriously, Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said Wednesday, after his country was named in an alleged al Qaeda threat to embassies of the United States and other countries. Qatar-based al-Jazeera television aired an audiotape it said was from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s top aide, Ayman al-Zawahri, urging Muslims to strike at the embassies and commercial interests of the United States, Britain, Australia and Norway. The U.S. Department of State said the U.S. Embassy in Oslo would be closed Thursday. “On Thursday, May 22, 2003, the U.S. Embassy in Oslo will be closed to the public for security reasons,” the Oslo embassy said in a notice posted on the State Department Web site. “However, the embassy will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens on that day.” Full Story

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