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87 killed in multiple terror attacks in Mumbai


Source: | 11-27-2008 13:58

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

We begin in India where at least 87 people have been killed and 250 others injured in a series of terrorist attacks on the Indian financial hub of Mumbai.

Indian policemen prepare to take position at the site of attack in the Colaba area of Mumbai.(AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)
Indian policemen prepare to take position at the site
of attack in the Colaba area of Mumbai.
(AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

An apparently coordinated series of explosions and indiscriminate firing took place late on Wednesday night.

Indian police say they shot dead four gunmen and have arrested nine suspects. Troops have begun entering two five-star hotels where western hostages are being held.

Local TV reported that assailants attacked the landmark Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai late on Wednesday night, taking hostages including Western tourists.

Witnesses say up to three-hundred people were inside the city's best-known hotel when gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles stormed into the building.

Rescue operations are underway, as troops position themselves to save the hostages. Meanwhile, firefighters are working to put out a fire in the hotel.