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US warns of terror strikes in Delhi markets

Source: PTI
April 21, 2010 21:30 IST
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The United States on Wednesday issued a fresh warning to its citizens in India, asking them to refrain from visiting congested areas of Delhi, following 'increased indications' of terrorists planning attacks.

"There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi. Terrorists have targeted places in the past where US citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit," stated the warning.

"Markets, such as those located in Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Mehrauli, and Sarojini Nagar, can be especially attractive targets for terrorist groups," a message issued by the US embassy said on Wednesday evening.

The alert said the US citizens should exit an area where unattended packages were spotted and the matter should be reported to authorities.

It added that Americans traveling or residing in India are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, remain aware of their surroundings, monitor local news reports, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.

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