NEW DELHI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- India put its border forces on alert Saturday in eastern and northeastern states bordering Bangladesh, after gunmen attacked a Dhaka restaurant.
Indo-Asian News Service quoted official sources here as saying Indian Home Ministry has directed the Border Security Force (BSF) and other agencies to keep strict vigil along the international borders.
"Adequate security measures need to be taken in border areas of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya (states in northeast India)," the report quoted an informed source as saying.
So far no Indian has been reported killed or injured in the attack upon the restaurant in Dhaka by militants, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is keeping a close watch on the situation.
At least 20 civilians and two policemen were killed by a group of terrorists in Friday night's attack in Dhaka. Six attackers were also killed and one captured alive, according to the Bangladesh army.