U.S. Embassy in Egypt Warns of Jihadist Threat to American Schools

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U.S. citizens have been warned of a possible terrorist attack threat against American schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Maadi, in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo said Monday that “a recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website” had encouraged attacks against western schools and teachers but noted it was “unaware of any specific, credible threat against any American school or individual in Egypt.”

The “security message” posted on the Embassy website said U.S. citizens in the region should “remain vigilant regarding their personal security and alert to local security developments,” adding: “The Embassy is working with local schools identified with the United States or that have high concentrations of American teachers or students to review and enhance their security posture.”


- Alastair Jamieson