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US warns its citizen in India of possible terror attack before I-Day

The US government, in a fresh security alert to its citizens in India, has warned of possible terrorist attacks in the country. American nationals in India have been asked to 'maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile', reports Tushar Srivastava.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2009 01:33 IST
Tushar Srivastava

The US government, in a fresh security alert to its citizens in India, has warned of possible terrorist attacks in the country. American nationals in India have been asked to “maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile”.

This is the second such alert issued by the US government in less than three months, which warns its nationals of the high threat from terrorism throughout India.

<b1>“American citizens are advised to be alert to the continued possibility of terrorist attacks. There is a continuing threat from terrorism throughout India and the upcoming series of major holidays (including the August 15 Independence Day celebration) could provide terrorist groups an opportunity or pretext to stage an attack,” the latest US government alert stated.

“The November 2008 attacks in Mumbai provided a vivid reminder that luxury hotels are especially attractive targets for terrorist groups. US citizens are urged to always practice good security, maintaining a heightened situational awareness and a low profile,” the alert said.

“Americans are advised to monitor local news reports, vary their routes and times in carrying out daily activities, and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels...,” it added.

The previous alert, issued on June 2, had warned “US citizens resident in or traveling to India” of the high threat from terrorism throughout the country.