Israel warns of impending attacks in India

“The terrorist group that carried out the serious Mumbai attack in India is planning to carry out a number of attacks across India, particularly against concentrations of Western or Israeli tourists,” warned a statement from Israel’s counterterrorism unit.

India blames the Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Taiba for the November attacks in which 10 gunmen killed at least 188 people and wounded more than 300, in a three-day rampage through Mumbai.

Among the targets hit was a Jewish centre run by the ultra-Orthodox Lubavitch movement. Thursday’s statement warned the impending attacks could target other Lubavitch centres in India.

The statement said the travel warning was based on “a concrete, very serious threat.”
India is one of the most popular destinations for young Israelis and thousands of backpackers visit the country every year. The warning called on Israeli travellers to stay away from crowded places and the disputed Kashmir region.

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