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Threatening “26/11-type” attack WhatsApp messages received by Mumbai traffic police, investigation started

An official reported on Saturday that the control room of the Mumbai Traffic Police had received several text messages threatening a “26/11-type” attack on its WhatsApp helpline.

The phone number from which the messages were sent is from outside the nation, the official claimed.

Around 11 p.m. on Friday, text messages were received on the WhatsApp number of the Mumbai police’s traffic helpline, which is run from the central Mumbai control room at Worli.

The city crime branch has opened an investigation, he continued, adding that the sender had threatened a 26/11-style attack in the series of messages.

On November 26, 2008, 166 people were killed and over 300 were injured in one of the most horrifying terrorist attacks in the nation’s history as 10 heavily armed terrorists from Pakistan wreaked havoc in Mumbai.

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