The Straits Times
Published on Sep 14, 2012

Germany boosts security at embassies after deadly unrest


BERLIN (AFP) - Germany said on Friday it had stepped up security at its diplomatic missions in the Muslim world in the wake of violent protests touched off by a film mocking Islam posted on the Internet.

"The foreign ministry has bolstered security measures at embassies and consulates in Islamic countries," the ministry said in an email in response to a query about a media report that Germany had closed embassies.

"We cannot provide details about individual measures for security reasons."

The heightened measures came after Washington's ambassador to Libya was killed during a mob attack in the city of Benghazi Tuesday, and after anti-US protests in Cairo.