– U.S EMBASSY IN DELHI – “IMMINENT ATTACK” POSSIBLE
The US Embassy in India has warned, on Saturday 05/01/2010, of possible “imminent attacks” by militants in the capital, Delhi, and advised US citizens to be vigilant. “There are increased indications that terrorists are planning imminent attacks in New Delhi,” said a statement on the embassy’s website. It urged people to avoid several locations popular with Westerners. The alert is an update of the previous 04/24/2010 alert (see – Alert 04.24.10).
Militants linked to Pakistan-based Islamist groups have been blamed for previous attacks in the city. The alert was issued a day after the Indian police warned of a possible terror attack in Kolkata (see – Kolkata 04.30.10).
The advisory, which steps up a warning issued last month, said that popular shopping areas such as Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Mehrauli, and Sarojini Nagar, should be avoided.