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Anti-Terror Squad for Bombay

Police in India’s financial capital, Bombay (Mumbai), say the city will soon have an elite anti-terrorist police squad to bolster its security. Bombay has suffered a number of bomb attacks in recent months. “We have got approvals and the new elite anti-terrorist squad should be in place within a month,” Bombay joint commissioner of police Satyapal Singh told the AFP news agency. The anti-terrorist squad is modelled on the Indian army’s paramilitary commando forces, the National Security Guard. “The central government had earlier recommended such a force for Bombay considering its strategic importance. The new force will also look after the security aspects for the entire state of Maharashtra. However Bombay will be the focus,” Commissioner Singh said. The elite squad will be equipped with assault rifles and the latest communications equipment. Most of its staff are expected to come from within Bombay’s existing police force of 3,500 policemen. Full Story

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