Israel warns Al-Qaida attack in Goa

via PTI published on December 13, 2006

JERUSALEM :  Israel has asked its citizens not to travel to India’s picturesque coastal state of Goa during the next few weeks in view of “concrete” threats of an al-Qaida attack there.

“In light of terrorist threats by al-Qaida in India, a concrete threat now exists specifically for the Indian state of Goa, which hosts many tourists, among them Israelis, during late December and over the civil New Year,” the National Security Council Counter Terrorism Headquarters has said.

“Those traveling to Goa in the next few weeks will be under serious threat of al-Qaida terrorist attacks,” the NSC, attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, said.

A lot of Israelis visit Goa towards the end of December and early January to attend trance parties which have a huge following here.

The Goa trance music, introduced in Israel by youngsters who travelled there immediately after completing there army service, is now produced a great deal here and its consum.

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