Egypt announced Monday that the offices of the US and London embassies across the country have been put on heightened security alert, in the wake of the assassination of Al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden on Monday.
Bin Laden, the mastermind of the notorious 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the US was killed by American forces on Monday, US President Barack Obama announced.
An Egyptian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said security measures near the US and London embassies as well as their affiliated buildings were stepped up as a precaution.
Egyptian authorities also secured all tourist destinations, in case Al-Qaeda was planning any act of revenge against foreigners in the country.
Military and police forces were clearly present at the Luxor airport, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Egypt as well as the scene of a violent attacks on tourists in 1997.