Intelligence alert on terror attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba targetting PM Modi, Parliament

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The Centre has asked all states to be extra vigilant to thwart any attempt by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace, particularly in popular tourist destinations, during the new year festivities.

Less than a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan, intelligence agencies have issued an alert regarding terror attacks by LeT at various locations in the country during New Year, according to media reports.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Parliament building may be on the radar of the terror group, reports said. The Lashkar-e-Taiba may also target nuclear installations and Army headquarters, the reports added.

Referring to the intelligence alert, India Today reported that a group of approximately 20 specially trained fighters have crossed over into India to carry out suicide strikes at the biggest targets possible.

The Centre has asked all states to be extra vigilant to thwart any attempt by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace, particularly in popular tourist destinations, during the New Year festivities.

Intelligence agencies have issued a country-wide advisory asking all states to deploy additional forces in crowded places like railway stations, bus terminus, markets and religious places to foil attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks.

The police forces of major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Goa have been asked to be extra vigilant.

The states were also asked to be alert against provocative sloganeering, especially near temples, churches, mosques and dargahs as forcible collection of donations, eve teasing often trigger communal tensions.

(With agency inputs)

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