Lashkar-e-Toiba threatens to bomb Taj hotel in Mumbai, security beefed up

The iconic hotel in Colaba area was among the targets of Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

Lashkar-e-Toiba threatens to bomb Taj hotel in Mumbai, security beefed up

In this photograph taken on November 27, 2008, flames and smoke gush out of The Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the sites of attacks by alleged militant gunmen. AFP

Shiv Kumar
Tribune News Service
Mumbai, June 30

Security was beefed up at the Taj group of hotels' properties in Mumbai after a caller threatened to carry out terror attacks at the Taj Hotel near the Gateway of India, police said.

According to the police, the phone call from Pakistan was received shortly after midnight. 

The caller, who called up the board of the Taj Hotel, said that the "Lashkar-e-Toiba would carry out a terror attack at the Taj hotel". 

Police revealed that nothing suspicious has been found at the hotel and security has been tightened.

Apart from the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel at the Gateway, Taj Land's End in suburban Bandra is seeing enhanced security measures.

The hotel located near the Gateway of India was targetted by terrorists in 2008.

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