US taking al Qaeda’s threat in Yemen ‘very seriously’
Washington: The US State Department has said that it was taking the terrorist threat against their ambassador in Yemen and American troops serving in the Arab state “very seriously”.
US intelligence officials also said that they believe al Qaeda’s threat against American ambassador to Yemen, and a call to kill soldiers there, is credible.
The terrorist network has offered thousands of dollars in gold to anyone who kills US Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein or any US soldier serving there, Fox News reports.
The bounties on Feierstein, 160,000 dollars in gold, and on American troops, 23,000 dollars in gold, were posted online on Saturday.
According to the report, they were set to "inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad”.
Al Qaeda is Yemen is notoriously violent. Their propaganda videos stand out and have the singular focus of attacking Westerners, mostly Americans, the report said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor
- Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes
- After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra
- Check JEE (Main) 2015 rank on www.jeemain.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in
- Delhi court restrains release of controversial movie 'Mohalla Assi'