United Press International reports that emergency services for U.S. citizens would only be offered “to the extent possible,” according to an embassy statement.
“Due to the security situation in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, our public services will be closed, including visa services and the Information Resource Center,” the statement continued, according to UPI.
Egyptian news is reporting that 48 security officers were hurt in the past 24 hours of protests. More than 50, meanwhile, have been killed in clashes since Friday, according to Health Ministry estimates, UPI said. The embassy closure comes just hours after the country’s leading general warned of a looming nationwide “collapse,” UPI reported.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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