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Al Qaeda threat to Goa serious: Israel
December 13, 2006 22:59 IST
Israel has asked its citizens not to travel to India's picturesque coastal state of Goa during the next few weeks in view of 'concrete' threats of an Al Qaeda attack there.
"In light of terrorist threats by Al Qaeda in India, a concrete threat now exists specifically for the Indian state of Goa, which hosts many tourists, among them Israelis, during late December and over the civil New Year," the National Security Council Counter Terrorism Headquarters has said.
"Those traveling to Goa in the next few weeks will be under serious threat of Al Qaeda terrorist attacks," the NSC, attached to the Prime Minister's Office, said.
A lot of Israelis visit Goa towards the end of December and early January to attend trance parties.
The Goa trance music, introduced in Israel by youngsters who travelled there immediately after completing their army service, is now produced a great deal and its consumption is a global phenomenon.