India said on Saturday it was further tightening security before the October Commonwealth Games after the United States issued a warning to its citizens about possible militant attacks on hotels and markets in India.
New Delhi remains jittery about the threat of militant attacks. A blast in the western city of Pune killed 17 people in February, the first major militant strike since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
“The U.S. government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India,” the U.S. Department of State said in the latest travel advice to its citizens.
Islamists militant groups from Pakistan have threatened to carry out attacks ahead of the October games and during the ongoing domestic cricket league involving foreign players from many countries, Indian security officials said.
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