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Viewing cable 09CAIRO269, CALL IN TO EMBASSY REPORTS POSSIBLE SUICIDE BOMBER REF: RSO CAIRO SPOT REPORT 02/16/2009 Classified By: BILL A. MILLER, RSO, REASONS: 1.4 (B)(C)(D)

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09CAIRO269 2009-02-16 14:02 2011-02-16 21:09 SECRET Embassy Cairo
O 161452Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1637
INFO AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD IMMEDIATE 
USCENTCOM INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
DIA WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
FBI WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
CIA WASHDC IMMEDIATE
S E C R E T CAIRO 000269 
 
 
TERREP 
 
DEPT FOR DS, D, P, M, CA, S/CT, DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/CC, 
DS/TIA/ITA, DS/ICI/PII, INR, NEA, AND POST FOR RSO 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/16/2034 
TAGS: ASEC PTER
SUBJECT: CALL IN TO EMBASSY REPORTS POSSIBLE SUICIDE BOMBER REF: RSO CAIRO SPOT REPORT 02/16/2009 Classified By: BILL A. MILLER, RSO, REASONS: 1.4 (B)(C)(D)
1. (S) On 2/16/09 at approximately XXXXXXXXXXXX local time, the RSO Office received a telephone threat from a caller identified as XXXXXXXXXXXX. Speaking in Arabic, the caller reported that he was worried about his friend XXXXXXXXXXXX as he has been befriended by Pakistanis who have convinced him to commit a terrorist act against the Embassy this week by means of blowing himself up.

2. (S) The caller sounded worried and anxious and wants to help his friend. The Pakistanis allegedly have weapons. The caller does not know of their whereabouts during the day, but indicated that the Pakistani,s come to XXXXXXXXXXXX. The caller indicated that the Pakistanis also visit XXXXXXXXXXXX who is located in the same neighborhood (XXXXXXXXXXXX). The caller indicated that he would call back and hung up.

3. (S) RSO passed information to other agencies at Post and will coordinate to provide the information to Egyptian authorities.

4. (S) RSO will monitor situation and will work with other agencies as appropriate. SCOBEY