Egypt tightens security at US, UK embassies following bin Laden’s death

Egypt on Monday imposed heavy security around the British and American embassies in Cairo after the US announced that its special forces had killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

A security source said that strengthening security is a precautionary procedure taken by Egyptian authorities at all American and British establishments across Egypt following the announcement.

Egypt also decided to tighten security at all archaeological sites and roads leading to Luxor and the rest of Upper Egypt's tourist cities to provide more protection to foreign archaeological missions.

Security forces also patrolled islands in the Nile as well as remote places near tourist destinations to further ensure security.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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