Alert against simultaneous terror attacks in 5 cities

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  1. Daredevil

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    Alert against simultaneous terror attacks in 5 cities

    Nitin Gokhale, Wednesday November 11, 2009, New Delhi


    There is a terror threat and it is more widespread than believed earlier by the government, which says it now knows more about the plot since the alert last week.

    Now Intelligence sources have warned that there could be multiple and simultaneous attacks in five cities that American terror suspect, David Headley, visited. Headley is believed to have had links with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

    Part of the latest assessment is based on FBI leads. The rest is based on human intelligence and electronic surveillance by Indian agencies. Security authorities suggest that there could be perhaps 50 to 60 attackers involved.

    The government had last week issued a nationwide alert that another Mumbai-type attack was imminent. The Home Ministry had said there were fresh inputs warning of a similar terror attack. So what is the government doing about it?

    For starters, it is retracing Headley's movements. It is clear now that he visited Delhi during April-May last year. Police in Mumbai have already begun tracking down all the places he went to and the people he met.

    In addition, authorities are trying to track down sleeper cells in several cities.

    Security sources point out that while there has not been a major terror strike since 26/11, it is one year to that incident. And with the anniversary just round the corner, could equally be an occasion for terrorists to make a statement.
     
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    BS man. When will they ever learn that terror will not bring india down.
    If God forbid something like this happens, india should attack terror camps and its supporters first simultaneously and send dossiers later.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    agreed if any terror attacks take placfe the goi will as chidambaram said, have to take crushing measures
     
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    Centre puts five states on terror alert

    November 11, 2009 22:10 IST

    The Centre has warned five states, including Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, against terrorist attacks, particularly targeting military training academies.

    The alert has been issued based on Federal Bureau of Investigation's inputs after interrogating David Headley, the terror suspect who allegedly toured five Indian cities.

    Intelligence Bureau sources said it was highly possible that Headley had established sleeper cells in these states. The states have been asked to coordinate with the Army and Indian Military Academy in Dehradun and Khadakwasla.
     
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    Terrorists may infiltrate West Coast, warns Govt

    CNN-IBN

    New Delhi: The Central Government issued a terror alert on Wednesday. The Home Ministry has warned that over 100 terrorists may infiltrate the West Coast in the coming days, sources told CNN-IBN.

    The advisories have gone to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Agra. It is believed that the advisories were issued following inputs from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    The FBI conveyed the information after its interrogation of David Coleman Headley, an American held in the US for allegedly planning terror attacks in India.

    Headley is believed to have had links with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

    Home Minister P Chidambaram said that the Government will look into the possible connection between Headley and the terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed about 170 lives.

    Chidambaram, however, could not say if there was any link between Headley and the 26/11 attacks.

    "Headley visited India several times before 26/11 and, therefore, there's something we have to necessarily look into," said the Home Minister.

    "But as of now, I can't say if there was a link or not,” he added.

    Headley was arrested at Chicago airport on charges of plotting a major terror attack in India at the behest of LeT.

    Information provided earlier by the FBI had revealed that Headley operated a visa agency in Mumbai for almost two years until July 2008 and had travelled to India on business visas nine times between 2006 and 2009.
     
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    100 terrorists in urban area trying for "mother of 26/11" would be disastrous. Looks like the terror plots worth $5bn are ready.
     
  8. indian_blues

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    If terror attacks are imminent what is the use of spending billions of dollars on defence equipments like missiles and aircrafts which never going to be used, we should spend those money to strengthen our internal security by well arming NSG and coast guard.
     
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    We spend billions on defence procurements which is why the cowards are using terrorists. If we don't spend those billions the cowards would have attacked us eye-to-eye instead of proxy war.

    Yes, Internal security needs a revitalization and it has started with pumping up of numbers in NSG.
     
  10. AKSIN

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    Its really a time to be alert. We must be alert for any such type of activity and inform to the local police without any delay. Be a third eye of local police, because the new thing always starts from your own.
     

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