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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Al Qaida, Lashkar-e-Toiba target World Cup

New Delhi: India has received specific intelligence on terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Al-Qaida preparing to attack. A team of 10-16 terrorists is believed to have already entered India as a part of this mission.

The intelligence has been corroborated by Foreign Intelligence agencies. The US has warned Pakistan to prevent terrorists based there from staging these attacks.

Gujarat , Maharashtra and all venues for World Cup matches have been alerted. The navy and the Coast Guard have also been warned.

Security agencies have also received information about a threat to the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.

"We have tightened security and stadium will be taken over 36 hours in advance. All places near stadium like lodges have been combed. Many security vans have been installed at strategic places and are fitted with cameras. We are taking all steps to ensure rest of the matches are peaceful," Tamil Nadu DGP said.

India is going to play West Indies in Chennai on March 20.

Another team is expected to try and join the terrorists that have already entered the country.

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