INDIA: ‘ INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ON HIGH ALERT AS TIP-OFF WARNS OF AIR-INDIA PLANE HIJACK ‘

#AceWorldNews – INDIA:Jan.04: After receiving an anonymous tip-off, Indian intelligence agencies have warned the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that terrorists may imminently target an Air India flight, and airports throughout the country were put on high alert.

The alert has been sounded at major Indian airports, such as Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, according to the Times of India newspaper.

The warning that caused a tightening of security came a day after an anonymous telephone call to an Air India city booking office in Kolkata, local police said.

“Air India aircraft will be hijacked,” a male voice said in Bengali. Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force and detective department have joined forces to track down the caller.

“We have filed a complaint at Bowbazar police station. Since the threat was a general one, regarding [Air India] flights, we have heightened security on all aircraft operating across the country,” an Air India spokesperson said, confirming the call.

Afghanistan’s intelligence services are also on alert, having received information on a possible hijack of a plane flying from New Delhi to Kabul, Pajhwok news agency reported.

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KENYA: ‘ AL-SHABAB MILITANTS HIJACK A BUS & KILL 28 NON-MUSLIMS ON BOARD ‘

#AceWorldNews – KENYA – Nov.22 – Authorities say al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

Two police officers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bus was hijacked 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the town of Mandera on its way to the capital Nairobi, AP reported.

Kenya has witnessed a rise in attacks by al-Shabab militants since it sent troops into Somalia in October 2011.

There have been over 100 attacks since then, including the 2013 Westgate Mall massacre that left 67 people dead.

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