" Johannesburg - The security threat that led to all US government facilities in South Africa being closed this week came from an al-Qaeda splinter group, a South African newspaper reported on Thursday. The US facilities were closed from Tuesday following a threat that the US State Department had said was based on "pretty credible information". The Star newspaper said that, according to "well-placed security sources", the group had telephoned the US embassy in Pretoria on Monday warning of planned attacks against several of the country's buildings in South Africa..."
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(Secular ; Independent ; South African)