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New information on closure of embassies
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - We have new information just coming in Monday morning on a terror threat that has closed nearly 20 U.S. embassies and consulates in Muslim countries around the globe.
Officials have just announced they reopened the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday morning although 18 more diplomatic outposts will remain closed through the rest of the week.
They were shut down over the weekend after U.S. intelligence agents picked up on chatter that al-Qaida is planning to launch a major attack.
CBS News has learned a team of terrorists is believed to already be in place to carry out an attack and U.S. agencies are rushing to disrupt that plot.
"The only way to stop plots is to stop people. What America could do is find the operatives who are responsible for this and capture them or kill them," said former CIA Deputy Director Phillip Mudd.
Officials say they learned of dates, but not locations of possible attacks.
The State Department has also issued a global travel alert warning Americans to be watchful when traveling overseas.