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Jama Masjid shooting: Advani speaks to Chidambaram

delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2010 21:00 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani telephoned Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed security measures for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in the wake of Sunday's shooting near the Jama Masjid that wounded two Taiwanese tourists.

Advani spoke to Chidambaram and discussed the heightened terror threat perception ahead of the Commonwealth Games in the context of Sunday's shooting, informed sources said.

The issue also figured in their talks briefly when Advani and Chidambaram met at India Islamic Cultural Centre which had organised an Eid get-together.

Two Taiwanese tourists were wounded when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened random fire near the Jama Masjid here Sunday morning, creating a scare ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Ko Chang and Ku Ze Wei, both in their 20s, were shot in the head and stomach respectively when the gunmen fired at a bus from which a group of tourists was alighting, police and eyewitnesses said.

The attack came despite a high level of security here in the run up to the Commonwealth Games that will draw 7,000 athletes and officials from 71 countries and territories.