U.S. warns on possible abduction plot in Saudi Arabia

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Posted: Sep 28, 2011 2:38 PM
U.S. warns on possible abduction plot in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had received information that a terrorist group may be planning to abduct Westerners in the capital, Riyadh, and urged U.S. citizens to exercise caution.

"U.S. Embassy in Riyadh advises U.S. citizens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that we have received information that a terrorist group in Saudi Arabia may be planning to abduct Westerners in Riyadh," the embassy said in a message posted on its website.

"The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh reminds all U.S. citizens to exercise prudence and enhanced security awareness at all times," the message said.