• Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after IS threat

The Taj Mahal

By: Sarwar Alam

India has boosted security at the Taj Mahal after a pro-Islamic State group reportedly warned of attacks in the country and threatened the 17th century monument to love, police said Friday. Images published in local media showed a fighter in combat fatigues and black headgear at the Taj Mahal, India’s biggest tourist attraction, and the words “new target” as the backdrop. The US-based Site Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadi activity, said the pro-IS Ahwaal Ummat Media Center had originally published the graphic on Telegram on Tuesday. “There have been no specific intelligence inputs or any official alerts, but going by…

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