Commonwealth Games

Islamic group threatens Games

2010-09-19 15:53
Common Wealth Games under threat? (file)

New Delhi - A news report says an Islamic militant group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

The BBC Hindi Service says it received an email on Sunday purportedly from the Indian Mujahideen in which it warned of attacks during the Games.

Thousands of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations are to compete in the games, which are held every four years.

Indian authorities are playing down the threat. New Delhi's top elected official, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, appealed for calm, declaring the city is safe to host the event in which 71 teams are to take part.

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