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BREAKING: Multiple Terror Attacks In Mumbai.

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.

The gunmen also attacked police headquarters in south Mumbai, the area where most of the attacks, which began late Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning, took place.

The AP reports:

Gunmen opened fire on two of the city’s best known luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and the Oberoi. They also attacked the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in southern Mumbai and Leopold’s restaurant, a Mumbai landmark.

A British restaurant-goer at the Oberoi told Sky News television that the attackers were singling out Britons and Americans.

Alex Chamberlain said a gunman, a young man of 22 or 23, ushered 30 or 40 people from the restaurant into a stairway and ordered everyone to put up their hands.

“They were talking about British and Americans specifically. There was an Italian guy, who, you know, they said: ‘Where are you from?” and he said he’s from Italy and they said ‘fine’ and they left him alone. And I thought: ‘Fine, they’re going to shoot me if they ask me anything – and thank God they didn’t,” he said.

What a messed up world we live in.


  1. Hollede

    The FBI posted elevated warnings yesterday. I am pretty worried about this. What better time to launch worldwide attacks, during tremendous economic crisis and a lame duck administration in the US.

  2. 1/  This is too well coordinated to be a local group.  This is an act of the Grid (“Al Qaeda”) sponsoring local resources.

    2/  The purpose as always is to destabilize the western economy.  Stop people from feeling safe in places like hotels.

    3/  The best way to address this is to attack the hopelessness of the regions where the sponsors of attacks like these find willing volunteers.

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