Andhra police claim there is no terror threat to World Badminton Championships

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Hyderabad, Aug 8 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh police on Saturday said that there is no specific threat to the World Badminton Championships, which will be held at G.M.C.Balayogi Stadium from August 10 to 16.

According to a police official, they did not have any specific report of terror threat in any part of the city.

According to sources, Intelligence Bureau sleuths visited the stadium to take stock of the situation.

The World Badminton Championships has been enveloped in a security blanket, following the Intelligence Bureau's alert on possible terror strike.

The IB informed the state police that terror elements would attempt to strike at international players as they did against Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan recently.

Over 200 players from all over the world and their support staff have already arrived in Hyderabad.

Security around the venue has been beefed up by deploying special teams with metal detectors and sniffer dogs at various points. Round the clock armed escort has been provided to all the players participating in the tournament, sources said. (ANI)

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