India's Mumbai Police Enter State of Alert Over Potential Drone Terror Attacks

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Police forces in India’s western city of Mumbai entered the state of high alert on Tuesday due to a possibility of a drone terrorist attack this month.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Asian Age newspaper, the Mumbai Police issued a circular warning about the possibility of a terrorist attacks that could be carried out between October 2 and October 31.

“Such an attack can happen through unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs). But the circular is routine and it’s a part of the security precautions the police undertakes to deal with such threats,” Ashwini Sanap, Mumbai police officer said, as quoted by the newspaper.

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The warning reportedly elaborated that  terrorist could orchestrate attacks with the help of drones, controlled aerial missiles, remote-controlled micro-light aircraft and para-gliders.

The state of alert comes after on September 18, a group of militants reportedly crossed from Pakistan into India-administered northern Kashmir territory and attacked the Indian base in Uri, killing 19 servicemen.

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