New Delhi: Terror groups like Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba are looking for an opportunity to attack on the venues of the ongoing World Cup matches. The operational cell of LeT is said to have reached the country and inspected all the eight WC venues. The Home Ministry has sent a nation-wide alert.

Sources said the Al-Qaeda group involved in the attacks could enter the country through the sea route.
According to highly placed sources, the Home Ministry had alerted all the state governments on March 03 saying that the terrorist groups may use chemical weapons. The Ministry said that al-Qaeda operative Zabiuddin Ansari is collecting information on the chemical weapons to execute the task.

The Home Ministry on March 7 disclosed that a group of 15 LeT men already entered India via Nepal route.
Keeping in view the threat from terrorist groups, security of refineries in Jamnagar, Mumbai, Mangalore and Kochi, sea ports of western coast have been beefed up.

Indian Navy and Coast Guard have intensified their vigil in the sea and are providing additional security to offshore oil installations and vessel containing oil.

The government will take the help of the Navy and Indian Coastal Force to tackle the terror strike. The Ministry on Wednesday cautioned state governments to take proper security measures in the stadium where matches are played.

(JPN/ Agencies)