Terror strike: Home Ministry issues fresh alert for Delhi, Indore, Kanpur

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New Delhi, Feb 14(ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Sunday issued a fresh advisory for people in Delhi, Indore and Kanpur to be on high alert following Saturday's bomb blast at the German Bakery in Pune in which nine persons were killed and over 50 were injured.

Union Home Minster P. Chidambaram and senior ministry officials issued the alert after a meeting in the capital. National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Home Secretary G. K. Pillai, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar, and chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) were among those who attended the meeting.

Chidambaram also briefed the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on the Pune blast and the investigations that have been carried out so far in connection with it during a meeting at the latter's and , Racecourse Road official residence.

According to Home Ministry, the explosion was an improvised explosive device (IED) containing an ammonium nitrate fuel oil mix, with RDX as a booster.

In Delhi, special security has been provided at crowded areas like the Indira Gandhi International Airport, railway stations, the inter-state bus terminus and markets.

Delhi Police are reviewing security in the city.

An appeal has gone out to citizens to report any suspicious movement or object to police staff or on emergency call numbers. Additional forces have been deployed at the Delhi Metro stations.

In Mumbai, security has been beefed up at important places in the city, including railway stations on Central, Western and Harbour lines, domestic and international airports and places of worship in the city.

In Uttar Pradesh, all district police chiefs have been asked to maintain a special vigil at important places, including markets, railway and bus stations and to undertake intensive checking at all places.

In Rajasthan, all places, including railway stations, bus stands, hotels, inns are being checked thoroughly. By Shreeraj Gudi (ANI)

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