US travel advisory issued for India after attack in London article U.A.E. is under a state of emergency and has declared a state in lockdown due to the deadly terror attack on the flight from London to New Delhi on Tuesday.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said the United States and its partners are also urging the people of India to refrain from any travel to the Indian subcontinent.
We are urging all Indians to exercise restraint, avoid unnecessary travel, refrain from shopping or any other activity, Zeida said.
On Thursday, the government in Delhi said there were no immediate indications of any further attack, but it was preparing for possible escalation.
It is also considering a temporary ban on imports of food and medicines from India, the health ministry said in a statement.
Zeid said the U.R.C. is currently investigating the circumstances of the attack and has asked the Indian government to respond to its findings.
The attack was carried out by a lone assailant wearing a suicide vest and a mask, according to reports.
The U of A said on Twitter that it was working to find the individual who carried out the attack, and that the university is cooperating with police.
It said the university had received no calls or emails from the person, and students were not evacuated.
The university did not provide any details on the number of people on the ground or in vehicles.
The Associated Press reported that a video posted online showed a person in a suicide suit walking into the plane, which was in the air and then being attacked by two assailants.
The flight was scheduled to leave New Delhi at 6:30 a.m.
ET (1930 GMT) and fly to Paris at 6 p.m., but passengers had to wait two hours.
The first incident of this kind occurred on September 29, 2001, when two bombers detonated explosives on board a flight from Dubai to Detroit, killing 224 people and injuring more than 1,000.
Two more incidents occurred in 2005 and 2006, when suicide bombers blew up a plane and a bus in Istanbul.
A second suicide bomber killed four people in an attack on a Brussels airport in February 2016.
Authorities in India have arrested two Indian nationals who carried the bomb on the plane.