Canadian Embassy in Egypt closes over security

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2014 4:39 AM

CAIRO (AP) — The Canadian Embassy in Cairo has closed over security concerns, a day after the British Embassy suspended its services over safety worries.

The Canadian Embassy announced its closure through a message on its main telephone number Monday. An Egyptian security official told The Associated Press that Canadians asked for all roads around the embassy shut down and more security. He said they would increase security, but the roads couldn't close.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorized to speak to journalists.

The British Embassy closed its offices to the public Sunday and Monday. Both embassies are in Cairo's Garden City neighborhood. The nearby U.S. Embassy remained open.

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