Monday, 11 October, 2010

Spies sent to foil plots in Delhi

A COTERIE of spies from Australia, Britain and the United States travelled to New Delhi to investigate terrorist threats to the Commonwealth Games, a British newspaper claims.

The Daily Telegraph quoted British and Indian ''security sources'' as saying that two dozen senior intelligence agents visited India.

The paper said they were investigating Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the Pakistani jihadi group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people died, and an Indian group linked to them, Indian Mujahideen. An escalation of tension between India and Pakistan was of most concern.

Advertisement: Story continues below A spokesman for Attorney-General Robert McClelland would not comment on the report, but said there was ''a high risk of terrorist attack in New Delhi''.

''We continue to receive reports that terrorists plan to attack public places, including hotels and tourist locations in New Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities. Australian sporting organisations, individual athletes or tourists need to make their own decisions on whether to attend the Games.''


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