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US, British Pushkar alert

New Delhi, Nov. 13: The US and Britain today asked their nationals to “avoid” the Pushkar camel fair in Rajasthan starting from Friday, citing “information” on the risk of “terrorist activity” during the event.

“The US embassy has received information of the risk of terrorist activity at the Pushkar camel fair,” the US mission in Delhi said in a press release. “While we have no indication of a specific threat to American citizens, we advise that they should avoid this event,” it added.

The US embassy also “reminded” the American citizens to “exercise vigilance when in the vicinity of government installations, visiting tourist sites or attending public events around India”.

The British High Commission, in its travel advice, said that the fair “is assessed as being a potential target of terrorist activity. While we have no indication of a specific threat to British nationals, we advise that they should not attend this event”.

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