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New Delhi: The Indian Army's southern command on Monday warned of a potential terror attack in the region, following which the Kerala police has sounded an alert.

“We have inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in southern part of India. Some abandoned boats have been recovered from Sir Creek. We're taking precautions to ensure that designs of inimical elements & terrorists are stalled", said Southern Army Commander Lieutenant General SK Saini.

Security has been beefed up across Kerala, local police officials said. "An alert has been issued to all districts of the state, following Army's warning of a terror attack. Police across the state have been directed to maintain vigil at public places," Loknath Behera, Kerala Director General of Police said.

In late August, a terror alert was sounded in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore region, with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cracking down on sleeper cells of the Islamic State (IS) in the city, which were in the process of radicalizing and recruiting youth, en-masse.

The alert came after a series of bombs went off at various locations across Sri Lanka on 21 April, killing at least 250 people and injuring more than 500. Local terror group NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath), which is an ISIS-affiliate, had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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