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Shooting incident will have no impact on CWG: OC

September 19, 2010 17:39 IST

The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Sunday said the shooting incident on foreign tourists in New Delhi on Sunday morning will not have any impact on the Games next month and assured that India would provide foolproof security to the visiting athletes and officials.

"The shooting incident this morning in Delhi will have no impact on the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi," the Organising Committee said in a statement.

Two Taiwanese nationals were injured when two men on a motorcycle fired several rounds on a tourist vehicle near the historic Jama Masjid in the walled city.

CWG OC spokesman Lalit Bhanot said the country's security establishment has made elaborate arrangement to ensure a safe Games for all the participants and officials.

"The Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi Police have made elaborate arrangements to provide the Commonwealth Games athletes and officials a safe and secure environment," Bhanot said in the statement.

"The Commonwealth Games Associations of the nations and territories have been satisfied with the plans and preparations made by Delhi Police and the International Security Liaison Group, formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs," he said.

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