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UN shuts southwest Pakistan offices after Qaeda threat

The United Nations has temporarily closed its offices in southwestern Pakistan after receiving a telephone threat mentioning the Al-Qaeda network, the UN country chief said. The 48-hour shutdown in troubled Baluchistan province comes amid anger at an alleged US air strike on a Pakistani village last week, which apparently targeted Al-Qaeda’s number two Ayman al-Zawahiri but instead killed 18 people. An unidentified person issued the “credible” threat on Monday to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in the provincial capital Quetta, said Jan Vandemoortele, the top UN official in Pakistan. Full Story

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