Mosaic News – 11/26/08 + Mumbai, India reels from gun attacks + Siege ends

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Mumbai reels from gun attacks – 27 Nov 08

AlJazeeraEnglish

More than 100 people are dead after a series of attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

Parts of the city are under siege after the attackers stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, a crowded train station and a hospital.

Scores of Westerners are being held by the attackers.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Allen reports.

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Multiple attacks in India kill at least 78; Westerners targeted

McClatchy Washington Bureau

11/26/2008

MUMBAI, India — Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India’s financial capital, killing at least 78 people and wounding at least 200, officials said Thursday.

The gunmen were specifically targeting Britons and Americans and a top police official said the gunmen are holding hostages at two luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels.

A media report said a little-known group, the Deccan Mujahideen, has claimed responsibility for the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Press Trust of India news agency said Thursday the group sent emails to several media outlets.

Read the full story at MiamiHerald.com.

via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 11/26/2008 | Multiple attacks in India kill at least 78; Westerners targeted

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Terrorists strike India’s financial capital

RussiaToday

Teams of gunmen have spread terror in southern Mumbai, killing more than 100 people and taking hostages in several locations, including two luxury hotels. Indian police say most of the hostages have been freed from the Taj Mahal Hotel. Dozens of people, mostly westerners, were seen leaving.

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Official says siege ends at Mumbai’s Taj hotel

McClatchy Washington Bureau

11/27/2008

MUMBAI, India — A state official says the siege has ended Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel and the last three gunmen there have been killed.

An official with the Maharashtra state home department, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said there were no further details.

At least 119 people were killed and 288 injured when suspected Islamic militants attacked 10 sites in Mumbai.

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via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 11/27/2008 | Official says siege ends at Mumbai’s Taj hotel

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