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Aerial attacks from ISIS likely in Delhi, alert issued

Update : 28 Nov 2015, 06:15 PM

Indian Home Ministry issued alerts in New Delhi as it has been reported that many terror outfits including ISIS may attack the national capital. It has been reported that security agencies have been asked to beef security across the capital as “aerial strikes” from ISIS is considered as a major threat.

Security has been tightened at 15 key areas which have been marked as most sensitive areas in the city. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the areas which might be targetted by terrorists are – Prime Minister’s house, the residences of Home Minister and Vice-President, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rajpath, India Gate and the CGO Complex that houses the headquarters of key agencies such as the CBI, CISF and BSF. Security agencies also have been asked to shoot down any unidentified or suspicious flying object if Indian Air Force (IAF) declares it as “non-friendly.” Objects such as unmanned air system (UAS), drones, and paramotors could be used to launch these attacks, informed the Home Ministry. Meanwhile, a top government official has been quoted as saying, “Delhi is the most sensitive metro in India. It has been facing threats from various outfits.” “But aerial attack threats are now the main focus. Security and intelligence agencies have given reports about such attacks in Delhi. The government is coming out with a plan to counter the threat,” the official added. 

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