Mumbai placed on alert after IB terror strike warning

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Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Mumbai and neighboring districts following an Intelligence Bureau (IB) terror alert.

According to Maharashtra's Minister of State for Home, Naseem Khan, vigil has been increased at railway stations and major financial institutions, based on the IB input. IB gives such inputs regularly to the state governments.

It is believed that the IB warned that at least seven places in Maharashtra, including a reputed bank in Mumbai and an important railway junction in Navi Mumbai could be targeted.

It described the threat as specific and the most serious in last two years, sources added.

According to police, the security cover has been increased at Church Gate, Dadar, Andheri and a few railway stations on the Central Railway's Harbor line in Navi Mumbai.

The alert was forwarded on July 8 after security forces recovered photographs of targets in Maharashtra from a terror suspect who was detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

The information gathered from the interrogation was shared with Maharashtra police, sources said.

Sources said the IB alert did not specify the number of terrorists planning to carry out the attack. (ANI)

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