The State Department is warning Americans about the possibility of new terror attacks in India.
The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is listing well-known markets as possible targets and urging Americans to be on guard, especially for unattended packages.
"There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi," the embassy said in a "warden message" on its website. "Terrorists have targeted places in the past where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit.
"Markets, such as those located in Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Mehrauli, and Sarojini Nagar, can be especially attractive targets for terrorist groups," the web message continues. "If you are in an area where unattended packages are spotted, you should immediately exit the area and report the packages to authorities."
In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, called the warden message "a prudent warning" but would give few details. "There are some specific concerns we have but I'm not going to go into them from the podium," Crowley said.
"It [the warden message] was just a caution to our citizens within the American community that we have growing concerns about terrorism and it might affect both Indian citizens and American citizens."
"We are very mindful that in the attacks on Mumbai, Americans died and Indians died and citizens of other countries as well," Crowley said. More than 160 people died in the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, India.