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Centre orders to tighten security of diplomatic missions

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2012 20:23 IST

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In the wake of a suspected terror attack targeting an Israeli embassy car here, the Centre on Monday ordered tightening of security in diplomatic missions, especially of Israel, the United States and other western countries, located across the country.

Security establishments in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore have been alerted by the Centre and directed to beef up arrangements in diplomatic mission premises located in these cities to foil any attempt to target them, official sources said.

Police forces of these cities have been asked to deploy additional personnel around the missions and review their security. They also have been told to strictly check every vehicle and person visiting the missions as part of the security drill.

Police have begun putting up check posts at different sensitive locations in the vicinity of the missions to regulate traffic and check suspicious movement, the sources said.

An Israeli embassy car exploded close to the mission here today in a suspected terror attack leading to injuries of four people, including an embassy official.