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Mumbai Under Attack: Graphical Pictorial

November 29th, 2008

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days you would have heard about the shocking development in India (Mumbai – India’s business capital) come face to face with an onslaught of terrorism. Thankfully today, the commandos have successfully brought an end to the 3 day seige.

According to reports, upwards of 60 young men entered Mumbai in small inflatable boats on Wednesday night, carrying bags filled with weapons and ammunition, and spread out to nine locations to begin their attacks. Lobbing grenades and firing their weapons, they entered hotels, a railway station and several other buildings, killing scores and wounding even more.

Mumbai disaster official R. Jadhav told AFP that 195 people had been killed and nearly 300 injured in the battle, which began when the dozen or so militants split into groups to attack multiple targets across the city, including the main railway station and a hospital.

TV channels described the attacks as “India’s 9/11”.

But I came across a post on the Boston that shows (at times quite graphically) the extent of the chaos.  Surreal and unbelievable that such attrocities can be carried out in the name of a religon or ideals.

For a deeper look at the situation, see the article on TheAge titled Mumbai: attack on all fronts.

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