News Agencies – May 18, 2012
With reports of a terror attack plot being unearthed against its Embassy in Paris, India said the mission has been “fully alert” to security issues and was in touch with relevant French authorities in this regard. According to a media report, 23-year-old Algerian origin terrorist Mohamed Merah was found to have been plotting to attack the Indian Embassy in Paris on the direction of his Taliban handlers in Pakistan. Merah was was shot dead by French special forces two months ago.
Merah was killed after police and special forces laid an almost 32-hour siege of his apartment in Toulouse, after his armed attacks on a Jewish school and killing of army personnel outside their barracks on March 15.