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U.S. Embassy Closes Amid Security Threats

April 24, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. Embassy in Yemen was closed and guarded by military patrols after saying it had received unspecified threats against American interests in the country.

Military foot and vehicle patrols as well as jeeps mounted with heavy machine guns and anti-aircraft weapons were added to the cement barriers and police guards that usually protect the site.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the embassy would be closed today, Thursday and Friday.

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