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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Intelligence agencies have warned the Delhi police that terror outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed, may attack the capital using drones.

According to news reports, the intelligence agencies asked the police to stay cautious as there is a possibility of aerial attacks using drones on the capital.

After the warning, the Delhi Police has started keeping an eye on every flying aircraft as a precautionary step. Police is also monitoring the people who are selling or buying drones in the capital.

After the release of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, from a Pakistan jail, securities agencies have been on high alert. Earlier this month also the top intelligence sources had warned of a possible terror strike in the coming months.

Mumbai Railway Police’s letter issued in April had stated that Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning to attack railway stations and hotels in the city, possibly similar to 26/11 terror strike. The letter had also cautioned that approx 10 terrorists may take the sea route and enter the city.

It was also stated by the intelligence sources that a “generic alert” was issued to all states few days back, however, there was no mention of the specific targets.

Ever since the BJP-led government took charge of the nation, there have been continuous warnings of a possible Lashkar strike.

 

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Environmental Activists Postpone Drone Protest at London Airport; Could Endanger Travelers’ Life

Heathrow Airport called the planned action "reckless", saying it "could endanger the lives of the traveling public and our colleagues"

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FILE - A photo shows a large screen at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in London, Britain, April 23, 2014. VOA

A group of British environmental activists have postponed their plan to ground flights at London’s Heathrow Airport. Extinction Rebellion had planned to use drones to paralyze Europe’s busiest airport intermittently in June and July to draw attention to the environmental harm that would be caused by the planned third runway.

The first of the protests was to take place Tuesday. “Extinction Rebellion will not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July this year,” the group said in a statement. “The Heathrow Airport authorities will therefore not have to pause any summer flights.”

On Friday, British law enforcement authorities warned the activists that flying drones would result in life in prison for the participants. Heathrow Airport called the planned action “reckless”, saying it “could endanger the lives of the traveling public and our colleagues”.

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In December, thousands of flights were grounded at Gatwick Airport outside London after drones were spotted flying around it. Wikimedia Commons

But the group rejected claims that its actions could cause harm.  The group said it is not abandoning its plans for drone protests. On Sunday, it detailed its plans saying the lightweight drones would only be flown at head height within the 5 kilometer exclusion zone around Heathrow, forcing the airport to ground flights.   It did not disclose the dates for its protests.

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“There is nothing violent about flying drones when there are no flights in the air as it is perfectly safe,” the group said in a statement. “We are there first. The responsibility is with the airport authority to not initiate flights.”

Extinction Rebellion said its aim was to achieve “economic disruption” not to hurt people. In December, thousands of flights were grounded at Gatwick Airport outside London after drones were spotted flying around it. Extinction Rebellion says it was not responsible for that action. (VOA)