Terrorist group in India believed to be targeting Israeli tourists

Posted on October 22, 2013 • Filed under: India, Terrorism, Tourist Warning

Eturbonews.com reports that Israel was briefed last month about a possible Indian Mujahideen (IM) attack against the country’s nationals visiting Rajasthan, said home ministry and Israeli sources. The threats against Israelis are being seen as further evidence that a section of the IM has adopted the pan-Islamicist agenda of al Qaeda. The home ministry carried out a joint security review of Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer — all popular tourist destinations for Israeli and other foreign tourists — with the Rajasthan police. The Israeli embassy was briefed by Indian counterterrorism officials, but did not issue a warning to tourists “beyond the normal.” Read article

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