The government warned that the killing of an American-born terror leader in Yemen has raised the risk of anti-American violence around the globe.
The State Department said Saturday that the death of Anwar al-Awlaki could motivate terrorists or terror groups to retaliate against American interests or individual U.S. citizens.
The State warning says that al-Awlaki and other members of the group called Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula have called for attacks and vengeance for the cleric’s death.
Al-Awlaki was killed in an attack early Friday.
A similar alarm was raised after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.