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Six cities put on very high alert

July 13, 2011 22:12 IST

Following the serial blasts in Mumbai on Wednesday, the six other cities which have been identified as potential targets of the Indian Mujahideen are Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Bangalore and Goa.

Intelligence Bureau officials say that these are the areas in which the IM has been trying to regroup. These are the areas of concern at the moment, the IB says. Although most of their cells in these areas have remained inactive over the past couple of months, there is every possibility that the Mumbai attacks may encourage then to try further attacks.

The above mentioned cities have seen a lot of activity by the Indian Mujahideen in the past couple of years with major cells and modules operating there. Although Azamgarh had always been their favourite hide-out, IM cadres have kept out of here for obvious reasons, the intelligence agencies point out.

All police units of these six cities have been told to be on very high alert and look for any suspicious movement. The cadres responsible for the latest attack could try and move into any of these places since they have created safe hideouts there, the IB also says.

Vicky Nanjappa