Saturday, November 29, 2008

Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai, India - Updates November 29, 2008

Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai, India
* Mumbai Terror Rage Ends *
Saturday Updates
November 29, 2008
* The Miami Herald - Front Page had this article -- with LOTS OF PHOTOS and more -- posted on their website this Saturday morning and it starts off like this... This seaside city of 18 million known for its resilience has bounced back from wrenching tragedy before, but after the most brazen terror attack in India's history, the people of Mumbai are worried... In crowded trains, corner stores, office buildings and neighborhood parks, residents ask each other the same questions. "Is anyone safe?" and "Could it happen again?"... After the 60-hour siege that left at least 195 dead in attacks at 10 sites across Mumbai, including landmarks familiar to nearly every person, fear and grief have spread across a city that attracts newcomers by the hundreds every day...
Read the rest at link below...
A worried Mumbai tries to recover from fatal siege
* has this report posted on their website this morning... Indian investigators, with the help of FBI agents, a Pakistani intelligence official and other foreign experts, are fanning out in their hunt for any remaining terrorists tied to the brutal attacks in the country's financial capital that killed at least 195 people and injured more than 300... The terrorists' final siege ended Saturday morning — two-and-a-half days after the attacks began — but the efforts to determine who carried out the attacks have only begun...Local media already have labeled the massacre "India's 9/11."...
Read the full report at link below...
Indian Authorities Hunt for Terror Group Responsible for Massacre in Mumbai

Mumbai Terror Rage Ends After 60 Hours

About News Video Report: A terror rampage that engulfed Mumbai, India is over, as forces take down the last terrorists barricaded in a hotel. Now officials are trying to figure out who is behind the siege that killed almost 200 people. (Nov. 29)
News Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
Now here’s a chilling report I found this evening at the website. Be sure to click this one out...
'I was told to kill to my last breath'
Captured terrorist's account of Mumbai massacre reveals plan was to kill 5,000
The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’... Azam Amir Kasab, 21, from Pakistan, said the attacks were meticulously planned six months ago and were intended to kill 5,000 people... He revealed that the ten terrorists, who were highly trained in marine assault and crept into the city by boat, had planned to blow up the Taj Mahal Palace hotel after first executing British and American tourists and then taking hostages... Mercifully, the group, armed with plastic explosives, underestimated the strength of the 105-year-old building’s solid foundations... As it is, their deadly attacks have left close to 200 confirmed dead, with the toll expected to rise to nearly 300 once the hotel has been fully searched by security forces... Read the rest
Post Updates:
, November 30, 2008
* brings us this report early this Sunday morning and it starts off like this... India's top security official resigned on Sunday, as the government struggled under growing accusations of security failures following the Mumbai terror attacks that left at least 174 people dead, New Delhi TV reported... Shivraj Patil's successor will be current Finance Minister P Chidambaram, and many other bureaucrats — including India's national security adviser, intelligence bureau director and home secretary — reportedly may be asked to quit... Patil has become highly unpopular during a long series of terror attacks. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy announced that his resignation is "too little too late" and that the entire government is "dysfunctional."...
Read the rest at link below...
India's Unpopular Home Minister Resigns in Wake of Mumbai Attacks
Over the next few days, I’ll be updating this post on Wednesday evening’s unprecedented terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, so check back!

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