Mumbai Taj Hotel Attack

Topics: 2008 Mumbai attacks, India, Mumbai Pages: 2 (656 words) Published: March 5, 2011
The 2008 Mumbai attacks (often referred to as November 26 or 26/11) were more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, India's largest city, by terrorists[5][6] who invaded from Pakistani seawaters.[7] The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.[2][8] Eight of the attacks occurred in South Mumbai: at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident,[9] the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower,[9] Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital (a women and children's hospital),[9] Nariman House,[10] the Metro Cinema,[11] and a lane behind the Times of India building and St. Xavier's College.[9] There was also an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbai's port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle.[12] By the early morning of 28 November, all sites except for the Taj hotel had been secured by Mumbai Police and security forces. An action by India's National Security Guards (NSG) on 29 November (the action is officially named Operation Black Tornado) resulted in the death of the last remaining attackers at the Taj hotel, ending all fighting in the attacks.[13] Ajmal Kasab,[14] the only attacker who was captured alive, disclosed that the attackers were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based militant organisation, considered a terrorist organisation by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations,[15] among others.[16] The Indian government said that the attackers came from Pakistan, and their controllers were in Pakistan.[17] On 7 January 2009,[18] Pakistan's Information Minister Sherry Rehman officially accepted Ajmal Kasab's nationality as Pakistani.[19] On 12 February 2009, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik asserted that parts of the attack had been planned in Pakistan.[20] A trial court on 6 May 2010 sentenced Ajmal Kasab to death on five counts.

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