Watch for 26/11-like attacks, warns US
Just two days ahead of Independence Day, the US issued fresh warnings of terror strikes in India, among other countries. Suggesting 26/11-type attacks, the US said it has “credible evidence” of such strikes.delhi Updated: Aug 14, 2010 02:03 IST
Just two days ahead of Independence Day, the US issued fresh warnings of terror strikes in India, among other countries.Suggesting 26/11-type attacks, the US said it has “credible evidence” of such strikes.
“In India there is a continuing threat of terrorism as attacks have randomly targeted public places frequented by Westerners, including hotels, trains, train stations, markets, mosques, and restaurants in large urban areas,” the US State
Department said in a Worldwide Caution issued on Thursday.
“Current information suggests al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against US interests in regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East,” the alert said.
Government officials said they were aware of the caution, and had taken due note of it.
“We have taken note of this caution. Generally, and in view of Independence Day, the security forces are on alert across the country”, said an official.
First Published: Aug 14, 2010 02:01 IST