Terror attacks in Mumbai

Last night in Mumbai, India, there were a series of coordinated terror attacks across the city. Reports coming in say there still may be hostages in some areas and there are over 100 dead with hundreds more injured. Arzan at the Mumbai Metblog (who also writes for the NYC Metblog) is covering the story and has lots of information about what’s going on as the news of the attacks unfolds.

Our thoughts are with the people of Mumbai and all the people affected by these attacks.

3 Comments so far

  1. karanmakhija on November 27th, 2008 @ 8:58 am

    STATUS UPDATE

    compiled from many indian media sources
    the times of india
    cnn-ibn
    ndtv

    Approx 25 terrorists entered south Mumbai via a sea route. they’re armed to the teeth with AK-56 rifles, grenades, plastic explosives and dry fruits(for a long term hold out). They entered and took over two iconic luxury hotels and a residential building in mumbai’s most plush area.

    At three major flashpoints still occupied by terrorists the National Security Gaurd commandos are trying to flush out terrorists

    1. nearly 200 still trapped at the Oberoi Trident Hotel.
    6 hotel staff killed by the terrorists.
    foreign nationals and dignitaries among those trapped.

    2. Hostages at the Taj Mahal Hotel have been rescued.
    terrorists still in the hotel, gunfire exchange continues

    3. Nariman house still under terrorist occupation.
    A residential building with a lot of Israeli/Jewish occupants
    two terrorists gunned down here, but gunfire exchange continues, uncertain number of terrorists there.

    overview: over 100 dead, scores still trapped at the Oberoi Trident, NSG in final assault planning stages


  2. karanmakhija on November 27th, 2008 @ 9:00 am
  3. wkhang on November 27th, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    Very Sad, at this tuff time we all are with Mumbai People.



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