Delhi: US Embassy issues alert for US citizens from visiting Khan Market

New Delhi: A phone call claiming planned bomb at Delhi’s Khan Market ahead of Friday prayers has triggered panic in the area alerting the Delhi Police who had reportedly taken immediate action of scrutinizing the complete market.

Meanwhile, the United States Embassy in the national capital had also warned its US citizens from visiting the market following planned bomb reports.

According to the Police sources, a man reportedly called the control room around 6.40 am in the morning informing about the plant bomb in the busy market ahead of Friday prayers.

Not taking any chances, the security officials have searched the entire market and now as it appears was a hoax call. Bomb and dog squads were rushed to the area. No suspicious item was found during checking, they added.

“Local media are reporting that police have received a call claiming that a bomb was planted in New Delhi’s Khan Market this morning. US Embassy New Delhi recommends that individuals monitor local media closely and avoid the Khan Market area until the police give the all clear.”

The alert released by the US Embassy read as, “Emergency Message for US Citizens”.
Further details are awaited.