ISIS threat to Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Archaeological Survey of India and senior police officials said that they have enough arrangements of police personnel and the exercise was in the normal routine.

After an ISIS threat of attack on Taj in Agra, two low intensity explosions have been reported near Agra Cantt railway station today.

The first blast took place at the dumping ground near the railway track, while the other one happened in a house in the nearby slum.

A team of security officials and railways have been rushed to the spot.

Security exercises were carried out even on Friday, despite the Taj Mahal being closed to visitors.

The 31-year-old man from Tamil Nadu was held and later handed over to local police.

The police have also confirmed that the blasts have not led to any major damage but investigation was underway in the wake of recent threats and incidents in Agra.

Soon after the train blast, police conducted raids in three cities of the state and nabbed the terrorist. The annual Taj Mahotsava (grand festival) is set to begin on Saturday.

In November 2016, the USA state department had warned about possible Islamic State terror attacks in India. The graphic was posted on March 14th by Ahwaal Ummat Media Center was posted on the app Telegram.

A pro-Islamic State media group has warned of attacks in India and published a graphic depicting the Taj Mahal as a possible target.

The graphic features an ISIS fighter wearing combat fatigues and black headgear armed with an assault rifle and a Kalashnikov standing near Taj Mahal, a 17th-century monument of love constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in Agra.



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