Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore on high alert after suspected terrorist activity


Coimbatore: An alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore after a group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been suspected to have entered Tamil Nadu through Sri Lanka, according to an intel report.

The alert, which has been issued in the city, says that the group consists of one Pakistan national and five Sri Lankan Tamils.

Based on this alert, Chennai has also increased its patrolling forces.

The Chennai commissioner of police has said that based on this alert, patrolling forces have been increased and necessary precautions have been put in place.

Coimbatore city police headed by police commissioner Sumit Sharan called a meeting of the departmental heads on Friday early morning (August 23) to discuss the situation. Post the meeting, security was further strengthened in places including Coimbatore Airport, railway stations, bus stands and religiously important places.

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