Wednesday, December 29, 2010

India Issues A Nationwide Terror Alert

Security has been tightened in major cities including Mumbai, the target of an attack in 2008 [Reuters]

India Issues Nationwide Terror Alert -- The Guardian

Thousands of security personnel deployed following tip-offs that Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning New Year attack

Indian authorities have deployed thousands of security personnel following warnings that Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based militant group, is planning an attack over the New Year weekend.

Police officers and paramilitaries were on high alert across the country, including in India's financial capital, Mumbai, Indian officials said. House-to-house searches were under way in some areas of the city, which was attacked by Lashkar-e-Taiba in November 2008. Airports and railway stations, the city of Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat and the popular beach resort state of Goa were also on high alert following the warning, said to be based on "human" intelligence and received in recent days.

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More News On India Issuing A Nationwide Terror Alert

India on Alert for New Year's Attack -- Voice of America
Major cities on alert after terror warning -- The Independent/AP
India boosts new year security against militant attack -- BBC
India on alert over attack fears -- Al Jazeera

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