Mumbai under attack | 101 killed
Mumbai, November 26..
At least 101 persons were killed and 250 injured when terrorists struck with impunity in the country’s financial capital tonight setting off coordinated multiple blasts and gunfire in a dozen areas across the metropolis including the crowded CST railway station and two five-star hotels — Oberoi and Taj. The Army was called in to assist in defusing the situation. As indiscriminate firing and explosions at iconic landmarks showed no signs of easing since the first attack at Leopold restaurant in Colaba area at about 9.30 pm. The Army moved in while 200 NSG commandoes were rushed to Mumbai from Delhi as terrorists did not even spare hospitals like GT and Cama where gunfire was reported. The police and eyewitnesses said AK-47s, rifles and hand grenades were used at will by an unspecified number of terrorists.
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Hostages including 15 Indians and 7 foreigners in TAJ.
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Re: Mumbai under attack | 101 killed
Mumbai: Update as on 27Nov-2008 16:45 PM
Army, Marine Commandos (MARCOS) and National Security Guard (NSG) commandos are involved in a fierce encounter with a group of terrorists inside the Taj and Oberoi hotels.
"NSG is here. They are carrying out a very deliberative operation. They are trained for it and are the best in the country. I have faith in them," Major General RK Hooda General Officer Commanding of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, who is supervising the operations at the Taj Hotel, said.
While the Army commandos will carry out the flushing-out operations in Taj Hotel, the National Security Guard commandos and the MARCOS will undertake operations at the Trident (Oberoi) Hotel, where it is believed that the terrorists are holding hostages.
Hooda, the top most Army General in Maharashtra, said the operation clean-up at the Taj will start from the top floor and the personnel will carry out a room-to-room combing operation.
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