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Centre's alert to states on possible terror attacks

New Delhi: The Centre today alerted the states in the wake of Peshawar school massacre to the heightened possibility of terror attacks ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next month.In a country-wide
centre s alert to states on possible terror...
PTI 17 Dec 2014, 19:48:48 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre today alerted the states in the wake of Peshawar school massacre to the heightened possibility of terror attacks ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next month.

In a country-wide advisory, the Home Ministry has asked the law enforcement agencies to take all measures towards "target hardening" of vulnerable places and installations.
 
"This includes public places with high footfalls, public transport including railways and schools in particular.

"In the light of the attack on a school in Pakistan, there appears to be an immediate requirement to scale up security around schools and other educational institutions which are considered more vulnerable due to a variety of factors," the Home Ministry advisory said.

The advisory referred to the terror attacks in Peshawar and Sydney in last two days, the recent developments with regard to ISIS both in India and the Middle East and said it has heightened the possibility of terrorist attack in the light of the ensuing visit of the President of USA to India for the Republic Day functions.

"In the light of the attack on a school in Pakistan, there appears to be an immediate requirement to scale up security around schools and other educational institutions which are considered more vulnerable due to a variety of factors," it said.

The Home Ministry said till the end of January next the security forces and intelligence agencies need to remain on a very high alert mode to prevent untoward incidents witnessed recently elsewhere in neighbourhood as well as other parts of the world," he said.

Also in another related advisory, the Home Ministry said there have been reports that LeT is looking for targeting two unspecified hotel in New Delhi and an unspecified highway between New Delhi and Agra.

 

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