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Al-Qaeda plans attack in India

Thursday, September 26, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Al-Qaeda plans attack in India

Warnings have been issued by intelligence agencies that terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda and cells affiliated to the Islamic States (IS), have been planning to attack the Jewish and Israeli communities in India during their holiday season in September and October, according to a report from a news agency.

"Al Qaeda and terrorist cells affiliated with IS are looking to mount attacks on Israeli targets worldwide. In view of the same, the possible targets in India may include Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, synagogues, Jewish schools, restaurants and hotels frequented by Israeli nationals in New Delhi and other cities," according to an intelligence input. The respective states constituting huge populations of the communities have been alerted by the agencies about the terror attacks that are likely to happen.

Several tourists from Israel visit India during the Jewish holiday season in September and October. The holidays reportedly include Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) from September 29 to October 1, Yom Kippur (the holiest day in Judaism) on October 8 and 9, and Sukkot between October 13 and October 22.

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