Canada has closed its embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo due to security concerns.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney in a statement said that Canadians must remain vigilant.

Earlier, the British embassy in Cairo was first shut down on Sunday and remains closed amid ongoing fears over security.

In Egypt, militants mainly based in the Sinai Peninsula have stepped up attacks on soldiers and police since the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi last year.

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