US, Canada issue travel alerts urging high level of vigilance

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New Delhi, Aug. 11(ANI): The US and Canada have issued travel alerts to its citizens visiting India, warning them of possible terrorist attacks and urging to maintain a high level of vigilance ahead of the Independence Day.

"American citizens are advised to be alert to the continued possibility of terrorist attacks. There is a continuing threat from terrorism throughout India and the upcoming series of major holidays could provide terrorist groups an opportunity or pretext to stage an attack," a travel alert on the US Embassy website said.

Meanwhile, Canadian officials have urged their citizens to avoid crowded places, and to take appropriate steps to increase their personal security.

"Canadians travelling to India should be particularly vigilant in the lead up to and on days of national significance, as militants have used such occasions to mount attacks in the past," a travel alert on the Canadian Embassy website said.

"In the lead up to Independence Day, the Indian government has increased security throughout the country, particularly in the cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad," it added. (ANI)

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