High alert sounded in AP

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Hyderabad, Nov 23 (UNI) In the wake of serial bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh (UP), the Andhra Pradesh government today sounded high alert and tightened security at all courts, bus and railway stations and holy places in the state.

Police sources said the State Intelligence Department had received information from central agencies about a possible terrorist attack in South India after the blasts in UP.

The state police headquarters had directed all district police authorities to provide security to all public places, where people gather in large numbers.

Special forces were deployed in the old city where the May 18 Mecca Masjid blast occurred.

Police intensified vehicle checkings and frisking operations at all main centres and in the outskirts of the city.

It may be recalled that over 50 people were killed and several injured in a serial bomb blasts at Lumbini Park and Gokul chat at busy Kotli centre on August 25 in the city.

UNI

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