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Israelis warned against travel to India

Israel has warned its nationals against travelling to India saying there was a "concrete" threat of terror attacks on Chabad centres and synagogues in the country.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2009 23:40 IST

Israel has warned its nationals against travelling to India saying there was a "concrete" threat of terror attacks on Chabad centres and synagogues in the country.

Its Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) said the threat of possible attacks against Israeli nationals has become
"significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory was issued last month.

It said there was a "concrete" threat of attacks on Chabad centres and synagogues throughout India, including Goa,
as well as on sites frequented by Israelis and Westerners.

Israel's Channel 10 reported that the new warning was based on fresh intelligence received by Israeli officials
indicating that a 'Global Jihad' group had teamed up with the Pakistani terror cell responsible for the 2008 Mumbai massacre and was planning an attack.

A Chabad house was one of the targets of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The CTB strongly advised Israelis in India to avoid places that are not visibly secured with armed guards.

The bureau also issued a separate advisory against visiting Jammu and Kashmir.