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US to suspend operations at Khartoum embassy due to "specific" threat

The US embassy here announced it would suspend operations for a week from November 12 due to a “specific” threat against American interests in the Sudanese capital. “The US embassy will suspend normal operations as of November 12,” the embassy said in a statement, noting it would also be closed on November 11 for the Veterans’ Day holiday in the United States. “This action is the result of a credible and specific threat to US interests in Khartoum,” it said, without elaborating. The mission also advised US nationals to be cautious and avoid gatherings of foreigners. “We urge all US citizens in Sudan to exercise extra caution and to avoid gatherings of foreigners that may attract outside attention,” said the embassy’s statement, again without elaborating. “The embassy hopes to be able to resume normal operations next week,” it added, specifying that the Sudanese foreign ministry had been informed of its decision. Full Story

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