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Bomb hoax at Canadian mission in India

NEW DELHI, July 11 (UPI) -- The Canadian High Commission in the Indian capital was evacuated Thursday following a bomb scare.

All roads leading to the complex were sealed. Police bomb disposal squads searched for more than three hours but found no explosives. The building was evacuated after officials at the complex received a bomb threat.

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The consular staff and scores of visa seekers left the premises as hundreds of policemen cordoned off the area.

Work resumed in the afternoon.

"Everything is normal now and we are back to work," a security guard at the mission said by telephone.

The Canadian mission is among several buildings that are under round-the-clock guard by Indian troops following Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Canada was among those nations that had last month warned its citizens to leave India in light of a military standoff between India and Pakistan.

Additional troops have been deployed near the Canadian mission. No vehicles will be allowed to be parked near the building.

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