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US closes embassy, consulates in Pakistan

The United States said on Tuesday it was closing its embassy in Pakistan's capital and consulates in three other cities to the public until further notice, a day after Osama bin Laden was killed near Islamabad.

world Updated: May 03, 2011 09:15 IST

The United States said on Tuesday it was closing its embassy in Pakistan's capital and consulates in three other cities to the public until further notice, a day after Osama bin Laden was killed near Islamabad.

"The US embassy in Islamabad and the consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for routine business to the general public until further notice," the embassy said in a statement.

The statement came amid fears of reprisals after al Qaeda leader bin Laden was killed in a raid by US special forces on a compound near the Pakistani capital on Monday.