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Canada Joins Britain in Closing Embassy in Cairo

Canada has closed its embassy in the Egyptian capital because of security concerns.

There was no detailed explanation for the embassy in Cairo closing Monday, but a note on its website said consular services may be limited "due to unsettled security conditions."

Canadian and British Embassies, Cairo
Canadian and British Embassies, Cairo

Britain's embassy in Cairo remained closed Monday for a second day. British officials gave no details Sunday of a specific threat or when the facility would reopen.

The Reuters news agency cited a source saying a suspected militant recently detained by Egypt told authorities about plans to target foreign embassies.

Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Cairo was open on Monday.