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Hostage rescue operation continues in Mumbai


Source: | 11-28-2008 08:43

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

We begin world roundup in Mumbai where Indian commandos have raided two leading hotels in a bid to free more hostages holed up inside.

It came one day after a string of terrorist attacks that's killed 125 people so far.

Indian Commandos with sniffer dogs come out of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai during operations.(AFP/Prakash Singh)
Indian Commandos with sniffer dogs come out of the Taj
Mahal Hotel in Mumbai during operations.
(AFP/Prakash Singh)

Indian commandos have been trying to regain control of India's commercial capital since Wednesday. They staged room-to-room battles in two luxury hotels to rescue people trapped by the militants.

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blamed the attacks on "external forces".

Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister, said, "Existing laws will be tightened to ensure that there are no loopholes available to terrorists to escape the clutches of the law. Most importantly, it is essential to immediately set up a federal investigative agency to go into terrorist crimes of this kind and ensure that the guilty are brought to book. We will take up strongly with our neighbors that the use of their territory for launching attacks on us will not be tolerated."