Australia warns of Delhi terrorism

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In its latest travel advisory, the Australian government believes there is a "high risk of terrorist attack" in New Delhi as India's capital prepares to host the Commonwealth Games from 3 to 14 October 2010 .

The bulletin contains the following information:" Australians planning to attend the Games should carefully read the travel advice for India for up to date information on safety and security issues. The travel advisory contains a section on Terrorism that details the threat of terrorism in India and is updated promptly in response to new information that may affect the safety and security of Australians. Information is also available via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. There is a high risk of terrorist attack in New Delhi. Since 2000, there have been at least 14 major terrorist attacks in New Delhi on locations such as markets, train stations and other public places. These attacks have caused hundreds of deaths and injuries. On 19 September 2010, two foreign nationals were injured in a shooting incident at the Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi. Investigations are underway into the incident Australians in New Delhi should be aware that the Commonwealth Games will be held in a security environment where there is a high risk of terrorism. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks. " Lalit Bhanot, secretary general of the Commonwealth Games organising committee, said the Jama Masjid Mosque shootings would have "no impact" on the event. He said in a statement: "The Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi police have made elaborate arrangements to provide the Commonwealth Games athletes and officials a safe and secure environment. "

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