NEW DELHI, July 17 (UPI) -- Indian police arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were allegedly planning a car bomb attack on the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi.
The Hindustan Times reported Wednesday that the arrested rebels belong to Hizbul Mujahedin group and they had stockpiled 66 pounds of RDX explosives. The rebels were arrested from Mordabad district in Uttar Pradesh state.
New Delhi has asked the Indian Embassy in Israel to verbally warn Israeli nationals of risks involved in traveling to India.
The news report said Islamic rebels were planning to target foreign nationals in the Indian capital.
One of the arrested rebels has allegedly confessed that he was one of the planners behind the Dec. 13 attack on the Indian Parliament.
Last week the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi had received a bomb threat. The mission was evacuated and a search conducted by bomb disposal squad before the threat as determined to be a hoax.
Several Western nations, including the United States, Canada, Britain and Germany have issued travel advisories to their nationals advising them not to travel to India and Pakistan since the two countries are involved in a bitter military standoff.
Islamic militants have often carried out hit-and-run attacks in the Kashmir region to create terror. Earlier this week three rebels dressed as Hindu holy men mowed down 28 Hindus near Jammu city.
More than a dozen odd Islamic groups are fighting a 13-year-old separatist Islamic uprising seeking independence for Kashmir.