US terror advisory: MHA alerts Delhi Police
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 17:53
New Delhi: The government today alerted Delhi Police on the US advisory on possibility of terror attacks in the national capital and asked it to take necessary steps to strengthen security.

"We are aware of the advisory. We have alerted Delhi Police. All necessary steps are being taken," an MHA spokesperson said here today.

The US yesterday issued a fresh warning to its citizens in India asking them to restrict themselves from visiting congested areas of Delhi following "increased indications" of terrorists planning attacks.

"There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi. Terrorists have targeted places in the past where US citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit, a security message issued by the US Embassy said yesterday.

"Markets, such as those located in Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Mehrauli, and Sarojini Nagar, can be especially attractive targets for terrorist groups," it said.

Close to the heels of the US, Australia also warned its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some of the shopping areas and markets in India's national capital because of the high risk of terrorist activity.

"On 21 April, the United States and Canada issued separate warnings about possible attacks against markets frequented by foreigners in New Delhi. According to these warnings... We strongly advise Australians to minimise their presence in market areas of New Delhi," it said.

The US advisory has asked its citizens to exit any area where unattended packages were spotted and to report the matter to authorities.

The alert said Americans travelling or residing in India are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, remain aware of their surroundings, monitor local news reports and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.


First Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 17:53

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