Beefed Up Taj Mahal's Security Due to Terrorist Threats
17 de marzo de 2017, 15:17New Delhi, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities have strengthen the security around the Taj Mahal, the nation''s most famous monument, after receiving threats from a group linked to the Islamic state, police informed.
Police Superintendent Preetinder Singh told the Zee News Television about the increase in the number of agents protecting the historical site, located in the city of Agra, about 200km southwest of the capital.
While the bodies of the Uttar Pradesh state, where Agra is located, increased the surveillance around the site, more members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were sent inside.
The CISF is in charge of protecting the economic and official facilities, as well as historical sites of the country.
The measure was implemented immediately after SITE, an organization based in the United States that monitors the websites of radical Islamic groups, published an image of an armed Jihadist looking towards the famous monument.
In the snapshot you can see the Taj Mahal locked in a bulls eye and read: new target.
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