U.S. Issues Travel Advisory for India Amid Fears of Daesh Attacks

The U.S. embassy in New Delhi issued a security message to American citizens in India on Tuesday to be vigilant following reports that Daesh may be planning to attack targets there.

NEW DELHI, Nov 2  – The U.S. embassy in New Delhi issued a security message to American citizens in India on Tuesday to be vigilant following reports that Daesh may be planning to attack targets there.

“Recent Indian media reports indicate Daesh’s desire to attack targets in India,” the advisory said, warning of an increased threat to places frequented by Westerners such as religious sites, markets and festival venues.

“All U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness,” the advisory said.

Officials from the National Investigation Agency, India’s counter-terrorism unit, has been quoted as saying that an Indian man arrested last month in Tamil Nadu and charged with terrorism offences had been an active member of Daesh  in Iraq.

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