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India warns of militant attack on World cup

March 09, 2011 14:02 IST

India has sounded an alert over a possible militant attack on the cricket World Cup, a government official said on Wednesday, but he added that there was no specific threat.

"There have been a large number of inputs over the last couple of months," said UK Bansal, Secretary, Internal Security.

"All these put together could be an opportunity, which anti-India elements could exploit.

"We are sounding an alert," Bansal added.

The cricket tournament is being held in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and will end on April 2 in Mumbai.

Indian authorities say they have taken measures to ensure the high-profile tournament is safe.

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