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.''


Lebanon arrests suspected Israeli spies

The Lebanese security forces arrest nine people suspected of spying for Israel, the country's army has said in an official statement.

The statement said the nine suspected spies were detained over the past two months, a Press TV correspondent reported on Monday.

The interrogation process with four of the suspected spies has been completed and they have been transferred to the judicial authorities, the statement said.

The remaining five are still being interrogated by the army, it added.

Lebanon has stepped up efforts to disband the spy groups working for the Israeli spy agency, Mossad.

More than 100 people have been arrested on suspicion of spying for Mossad since April 2009, including members of the country's security forces and telecommunications personnel.