Karnataka on alert after threat to carry out blasts on trains

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  1. Yusuf

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    BANGALORE: Railway police are on high alert in Karnataka in the wake of threats by suspected terror groups operating from Mysore to carry out blasts on some trains plying from here on the eve of Independence day, a top Railway official said.

    "We have received intelligence inputs from Delhi. Some suspected terror groups in Mysore have threatened to carry out blasts on some trains. Our officers are on alert, especially in Mysore", DIG railways B Srikantappa told reporters here.

    Srikantappa said tracks are being inspected along with the regional security commissioner.

    "We have to be alert on the eve of August 15. As we will be busy with security that day, they (suspected terror groups) might exploit this opportunity", he said. Srikantappa said extra police force was being sent to Mysore.

    Round the clock vigil is on at railway stations across the state, especially Bangalore and Mysore. Passengers are being thoroughly checked as also their luggage, he said.

    Karnataka on alert after threat to carry out blasts on trains - The Times of India
     
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    If the intelligence is credible, it is an interesting shift in the strategy of terrorist groups to not target larger cities where security is likely to be more and go for smaller cities with lesser risk.
    What are the demographics of Mysore w.r.t. to numbers by religion? Is it likely to trigger communal tensions if specific areas of the city are targetted?
     
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    Target is soft one. Railways. Railways can have people of all communities. Terror knows know religion.
     

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