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No specific terror threat to Cricket World Cup:U.S.

Washington: Noting that there is no specific terrorist threat to the ICC World Cup being held in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the U.S. has urged its citizens to be alert while traveling to these countries during the tournament as such big events are always a soft targets for the militants.

According to PTI, Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to safety and security issues related to the ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in those countries between February 19 and April 2, 2011,” said a US travel advisory.

While the US government has no specific threat information regarding the Cricket World Cup, high-profile events of this nature can be targets for terrorist attacks, the State Department said in a statement a day after the mega cricket event was kicked off in Dhaka.

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