A world-wide travel alert has been triggered for United States citizens after intelligence officials picked up an al Qaeda terror threat that prompted them to close 21 U.S. embassies in the Muslim world.
The state department says the areas at highest risk of an attack are the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Those diplomatic posts have been told to shut down outside operations and change their normal routines.
The state department has not released any specifics about the threat or where it originated.
AAA Arizona reminds the public to prepare for international travel by registering with the U.S. Embassy and fill out the emergency information page in your passport.
Worldwide caution, country-specific Information, travel warnings and travel alerts can be found at www.travel.state.gov.
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