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US says terror attacks may be imminent in India

The United States on Monday warned that terrorist attacks on US interests may be imminent in the Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai and said it would temporarily close some diplomatic offices in Mumbai as a precaution. “Based on information received by the US government, terrorists may be planning attacks on US interests in India in the near future,” the US embassy in New Delhi and consulate in Mumbai said in twin notices to Americans. “Although not specific, the information suggests that an attack could be aimed at US interests in the cities of New Delhi or Mumbai (Bombay),” said the notices, copies of which were provided to AFP in Washington by the State Department. Because of the potential threat, the US consular section in Mumbai as well as the Information Resource Center at the American Center in that city will be closed to the public on Tuesday, the notices said. No closures of US government buildings in New Delhi were mentioned. The notices offered few details about the threat information but said targets could include areas where foreigners are known to congregate and urged US citizens in India to boost their security precautions. “Facilities associated with the United States or locations where US citizens and other foreigners congregate or visit, including residential areas, business offices, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels and public areas, could be targeted,” they said. “US citizens are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security,” the notices said.Full Story

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