Hundratals tungt beväpnade islamister angrep
för några timmar sedan Bombay. De sköt och
kastade handgranater urskillningslöst på bl a
flera järnvägsstationer, restauranter, marknader
och biografer. Lyxhotellen Taj Mahal Palace
och Oberoi ockuperades på jakt efter utlänningar
att ta som gisslan.
Counterterrorism Blog rapporterar:
Suspected Islamic terrorists have attacked at least
eight places in Mumbai, the financial hub of India
on November 26 evening. They fired indiscriminately,
and lobbed grenades around while making their way
to Hotels and Railway Stations and Airport. At least
60 people, many foreigners have reportedly died and
nearly 150 injured in these terror attacks. Times of India
report quoting hospital sources, indicated that at least
80 people were dead and 250 injured in the terror attacks.
There are unconfirmed reports of a Hostage situation also
in Taj Mahal and Oberoi Hotels (with most foreign guests).
The first incident of firing was reported at Leopold Cafe,
a well-known watering hole for tourists and foreigners in
Colaba. The second incident was near Taj Mahal hotel,
the third was near Oberoi hotel in Nariman Point and
the fourth one was at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway
station. Also a major blast was also reported in Vile Parle
in suburban Mumbai. As per the latest reports around
15 people, half of them foreigners are taken hostage on
the roof of the Taj Mahal Hotel.
"India Times" reports over 80 dead, 900+ injured, with
the head of Mumbai's anti-terrorism killed. "Express India"
reports over 100 dead. Official reports put the death toll
at 78 with 200 injured.
The BBC website has a map of the affected area. The
"India Times" reports 7 foreigners are among 15 hostages
at the Taj Mahal Hotel and that the Army has entered the
Taj and the Trident (formerly the Oberoi) Hotels, and a
fire continues to burn inside the Taj. Multiple outlets report
that an unknown outfit, Deccan Mujahideen, claims that it
carried out the attacks. Streaming live coverage video is
available at the CNN IBN Live site. CNN IBN also reports
9 terrorists taken into custody across Mumbai, but no official
India Times has a chronology of terror attacks in India,
which have killed over 600 in the past 6 years
Vilka ligger då bakom ?
The needle of the suspicion is on the Lashkar- e- Toiba
and Student Islamic Movement of India combine (Now
they credibly calling and proving them as Indian
Mujahedeen terror group).
The incidents took place one day after the reported arrest
of Lashkar -e-Toiba linked Raheel Sheikh by the Interpol
in London. Raheel is one of the alleged masterminds of
the conspiracy and was involved in the funding of the
July 11, 2006, Mumbai serial train blasts that killed
nearly 200 commuters and wounded over 500 people
on that fateful day.
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