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article imageUS and Canada warn of imminent militant attacks in New Delhi

By R. C. Camphausen     May 1, 2010 in World
New Delhi - The US embassy in New Delhi has raised the threat level for foreigners being in the Indian capital, and Canada has given out a similar warning that terrorist attacks on a crowded market may be imminent.
Warnings to foreign visitors to New Delhi have been in place since April 22, although it seems that mainly the US, Australia and Canada have given out these warnings. Today, the US embassy has issued a further alert concerning a possibly imminent attack by militants, and has clearly named several markets in the city as potential targets, where terrorists could inflict maximum damage in these usually crowded areas.
Shortly after news about the US warning appeared, for example on France 24, Canada's TorStar News Service issued more or less the same alert, as reported on The Spec website.
For India, this is not only bad news because of the imminent danger people may find themselves in, locals and tourists alike, but because it will raise doubts on how safe the country can be during the planned Commonwealth Games coming October.
BBC News quotes the advisory and shows which places are thought be be the most dangerous ones:
The advisory, which steps up a warning issued last month, said that popular shopping areas such as Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Mehrauli, and Sarojini Nagar, should be avoided.
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