Bomb squad at work in Bangalore

Published: Dec 25, 2012, 07:46 IST | AFP |

Police bomb squad officers and sniffer dogs combed Bangalore stadium yesterday as part of a massive security operation for the start of the first Pakistan cricket tour to India for five years

Hardline Indian nationalist organisations including Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Shiv Sena have both threatened to hold protests outside all the venues for the five-match series which begins in Bangalore today.

“As the governments of both the countries have agreed to hold the bilateral series, no organisation will be allowed to disrupt the match,” Bangalore police commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji said yesterday.

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