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US warns of terror attacks in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 20:22

New Delhi: The US Embassy on Wednesday warned of possible terror attacks in popular Delhi markets like Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place and asked its citizens to be "maintain high level of vigilance".

"There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi," the embassy said in an security alert. "Terrorists have targeted places in the past where US citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit.

"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.

"If you are in an area where unattended packages are spotted, you should immediately exit the area and report the packages to authorities," it added.
"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," the advisory said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 20:22
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