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Increased risk declared in India

27 December 2010

On December 27, 2010 the Indian authorities have declared an increased risk of terrorism throughout the country in the days around New Year. This decision is based on information for planned terrorist actions from the group ‘‘Lashkar-e-Tayyiba’’.

The highest level of danger is announced in the cities of Mumbai (State of Maharashtra), Ahmedabad (State of Gujarat), Banghalore (State of Karnataka), as well as in the States of Goa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

The Central government of India has ordered the State governments to strengthen the security measures and to deploy more police forces to the most vulnerable public places in the big cities: markets, religious sites, train stations, airports, underground and others.

In relation to the declared high risk, the MFA advises the Bulgarian citizens visiting India during this period to be very cautious and careful, especially in the areas mentioned.

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