India under Islamic State threat? US Embassy warns of possible attacks at places frequented by foreigners

02 November 2016, 08:38 AM
India under IS threat? US Embassy warns of threat to places frequented by foreigners (File photo)
India under IS threat? US Embassy warns of threat to places frequented by foreigners (File photo)

The United States (US) Embassy in New Delhi has warned of an increased threat to places in India that are frequently visited by foreigners, official Twitter handle of US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs said on Tuesday. The places that are frequented by foreigners include religious sites, markets and festival venues.

The US has asked its citizens in India to keep high level of vigilance citing reports indicating that terror outfit Islamic State desires to attack “targets” in India.

An advisory issued by the American Embassy in New Delhi warned its citizens of an increased threat in places frequented by Westerners in the country.

"Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL's desire to attack targets in India. The US Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westeners, such as religious sites, markets and festival venues. All US citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness as detailed in the State Department's Worldwide Caution of September 9, 2016."

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 10:00 PM

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