Korean Missions on Terror Alert After Bin Laden's Death

      May 03, 2011 08:47

      The government on Monday put all 155 overseas missions on heightened terror alert after the U.S. said it killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

      "There is a chance that hardliners of the leaderless al-Qaeda network will carry out terrorist attacks in retaliation against the U.S. and its allies," a Foreign Ministry official said. "Our overseas missions, especially those in the Middle East and Africa, could be targets."

      The government stepped up defensive measures for the base in Charikar in the Afghan province of Parwan where Korea's Provincial Reconstruction Team and security troops are stationed.

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