A terrorist group based in Algeria is said to be responsible for a plan to attack American and British embassies in Tunisia, a country in North Africa. The radical Islamic terrorist group, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, is believed to be an organization of North Africans extremists and remnant members of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization.
Many North African communities have deep roots in Europe and can easily travel there. This holds dangerous implications for the United States because of the visa-free travel it allows European travelers.
The group became Al Qaeda's North African unit last year, during the fifth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Officials fear the group's spread into other African countries such as Morocco.