Sunday, 30 November 2008

Mumbai's Darkest Nightmare

...deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India

Sortable List of Dead and Injured:

A policeman gives water to an injured child at a hospital in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2008. Cama Hospital in south Mumbai was also a terrorist target in Wednesday's attacks.

Plumes of smoke rise above the Taj Hotel.

More then 100 have been killed in the brutal attacks in Mumbai, India, the rich island city known as the New York of India.

The armed assailants opened fired at random in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in southern Mumbai. A.N Roy, police commissioner of Maharashtra state, said the terrorists had used automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in some places.

In addition to the crowded train station, gunmen targeted two five-star hotels, including the landmark Taj Hotel, above, and Leopold's restaurant, a tourist attraction.

India's financial capital became a scene of panic as people fled to escape the destruction and mayhem. Above, people seek cover at the front of a hotel in Mumbai.

India media reported two gunmen had taken a position on an abandoned train at platform 7 of the train station and were in a pitched gun battle with police commandos.

TV grab from Indian TV via Sky News shows an armed man suspected to be one of the assailants, according to Sky News. The terrorists reportedly were holding 40 people hostage in the Taj Mahal hotel.

Another armed man suspected to be one of the assailants.

A policeman stands guard after shootings by the assailants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station.

Mumbai police stand guard outside the rail station.

A man injured in firing supports himself on a railing.

Hundreds watch the police survey the destruction at the site of an explosion.

A man shows the wounds of another man who was injured in a gunbattle at the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

People grieve during the devastating attacks in Mumbai.

Source: nydailynews

President-elect Obama has released a statement on the Mumbai terror attacks:
"President-Elect Obama strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism. The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks. We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks,"
said Brooke Anderson, Chief National Security Spokesperson

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