Mumbai police receive message about avoiding 'Somalia-type' attack

The latest message did not issue any threat but police are investigating its source, the official said.

Mumbai police Photo: Twitter

Mumbai police (Photo: Twitter)

Press Trust of India Mumbai
The traffic helpline of Mumbai Police has received a WhatsApp message from an international number advising the force to take care to avoid a "Somalia-type attack" in India, an official said on Friday.
Last week the traffic helpline number had received several messages threatening of another "26/11-like" attack in the city.
The latest message did not issue any threat but police are investigating its source, the official said.
Terror group Al-Shabaab recently attacked the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital.
The message, though, did not make it clear which incident in the African country it was referring to.

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 3:51 PM IST

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