US issues travel advisory to its citizens for Indian festive season

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Washington, Sep.13 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel advisory to its citizens, warning them about probable terror strikes in India during the forthcoming festive season.

In a statement issued by the US State Department, Americans have been advised to be cautious and to maintain a low profile during their travel to India during this period which includes festivals like Dusshera, Eid and Diwali.

"The Department of State reminds US citizens of the continued possibility of terrorist attacks throughout India during the current Indian holiday season, which includes Hindu, Islamic and secular holidays as well as the period surrounding the commemoration of the September 11 terror attacks,' the statement said.

The statement also mentions the November 2008, Mumbai terror attacks and stating: "It provided a vivid reminder that hotels and other public places are especially attractive targets for terrorist groups."

"Americans are advised to monitor local news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues," The Nation quoted the advisory, as saying which expires on October 30. (ANI)

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