US government facilities in SA reopen

United States government facilities in South Africa reopened on Friday after they had been closed due to a security threat earlier in the week, US embassy spokesperson Sharon Hudson-Dean said.

A credible security threat resulted in the closures since Tuesday, but the South African government reassured foreign embassies that there was ”no need to feel unsafe”.

”We are open for business today [Friday] from 8am,” said Hudson-Dean.

She could not comment on details of the potential threat or what action was taken.

The Mail & Guardian reported this week that the US embassy in Pretoria ordered the closure of its offices in South Africa in response to a possible terror threat from Somali terrorist groups.

Foreign news agencies earlier this week reported that counter-terrorism officials in the US had issued security bulletins to police.

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