US embassy in Egypt bans personnel from visiting religious sites outside Cairo

By REUTERS
June 6, 2017 00:38
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CAIRO - Personnel assigned to the US Mission in Egypt are prohibited from visiting religious sites outside greater Cairo until further notice, the US embassy said on Monday in a security message posted on its website.

"Terrorists have attacked targets associated with the Christian community in Egypt. Incidents have occurred in both urban and isolated settings. Additional attacks may be possible," the message said.

"Until further notice, personnel assigned to the US Mission in Egypt are prohibited from visiting religious sites outside greater Cairo. US citizens residing in or visiting Egypt should take prudent steps to enhance their personal security," it added.

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