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‘Stay vigilant’: US warns citizens of increased Islamic State threat at popular spots in India

The United States on Tuesday 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.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 01, 2016 23:18 IST ]
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE United States has asked its citizens in India to keep high level of vigilance

In a travel advisory, the United States on Tuesday 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. 

The advisory issued by the American Embassy here warned its citizens of an "increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets", citing "recent Indian media reports" indicating the Islamic State's "desire" to attack targets 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 Westerners, 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," the advisory said.

(With PTI inputs)

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