Officials say AL-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is offering a bounty of $160,000 dollars worth of gold to anyone who kills Gerald M. Feierstein, the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen.
No word on why Feierstein has been targeted, besides the glaring fact that he’s American.
He’s not the only one on the hit list. Al-Qaeda is also offering $23,000 USD to anyone who kills an American solider inside Yemen. The offer is allegedly good for six months.
According to the Associated Press, AL-Qaeda released a statement saying the bounties were set to “inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad.” Yikes.
And for the record, the U.S. considers the Yemeni branch of AL-Qaeda to be the most dangerous in the world.
As for the embassy, mum’s the word. But with a similar scenario playing out in Benghazi, Libya not long ago, we bet they’re on top of this threat.