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08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

China Warns Citizens In Algeria Of Al Qaeda Threat

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has warned its citizens in Algeria about possible attacks from al Qaeda in retribution for a Chinese government crackdown in the Muslim region of Xinjiang.

The Chinese embassy in Algeria on its web site urged all Chinese people and organizations to be more aware of safety precautions and to strengthen security measures "in consideration of the situation after the July 5 incident in Urumqi."

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