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1st LD: India put on high terror alert

Xinhua, April 14, 2015 Adjust font size:

A nationwide terror alert has been issued in India, particularly in Mumbai, following intelligence inputs of a possible attack by Pakistan-based banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, sources said on Tuesday.

According to the sources, intelligence agencies warned that terrorists may storm hotels and railway stations in Mumbai, on the lines of 2008 terror attacks, after entering the country's financial capital by sea-route.

The alert has now been extended to all Indian states, they added.

The alert came days after Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, was released from prison, after a court in Pakistan ruled his detention illegal.

He was arrested in 2009 months after the terror group carried out the Mumbai mayhem which left 170 people dead. Endi