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Indian southern States alerted on LTTE attacks

December 18, 2010

The following news item is reprinted with permission from the Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence.

Indian southern States alerted on LTTE attacks
Source:  Sri Lanka MoD
December 17, 2010

The Indian government has issued an alert to all southern States, particularly Tamil Nadu, following intelligence reports that the LTTE may be trying to regroup in India.

Intelligence inputs have indicated that the Prime Minister could be attacked when he visits Tamil Nadu in the first week of January.

Reports also indicated that LTTE cadres could already be hiding in Tamil Nadu, collecting equipment or explosives to build up their capability to launch attacks.

Highly placed sources in the Union Home Ministry said yesterday that intelligence agencies had warned of fresh threats from the LTTE to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai, the Hindu reported.

They said the inputs, emanating from different quarters, indicated a threat to Dr. Singh who is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu in the first week of January.

Courtesy : President’s Media Unit

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