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NIA gets mail threatening 'Taliban attack' in Mumbai

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
February 03, 2023 15:48 IST
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The National Investigation Agency has received an email claiming that a person linked to the Taliban will carry out an "attack" in Mumbai, police said on Friday.

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The probe agency's Mumbai office received the threat mail on Thursday, following which the city police and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were alerted, an official said.

According to the police, the email address used to send the threat message had "CIA" in it and the sender claimed that a person connected with the Taliban would carry out an attack in the city.


The IP (internet protocol) address of the sender has been traced to Pakistan, said the official.

A similar mail was sent to the federal agency last month as well. The police conducted a probe and did not find any substance in it, he said.

The police suspect this might be a mischief, as such mails were sent to the probe agency earlier as well, the official added.

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