November 27, 2008

IN MUMBAI:

Elite troops storm blazing hotels (Charlotte Cooper, 27 November 2008, Reuters)

Elite Indian commandos fought room-to-room battles with gunmen inside two luxury hotels to save scores of people trapped or taken hostage.

Meanwhile India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, blamed the Mumbai attacks on militant groups based in the country's neighbours - usually meaning Pakistan, raising fears of renewed tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. [...]

An army general estimated that 10 to 12 gunmen were still inside the two hotels and the Jewish centre.

Police say that 107 people were killed in the attacks and 315 wounded.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2008 12:07 PM
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