Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Terrorist Attack In India

Terrorists strike in Mumbai, hold hostages...

Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital, killing at least eighty-two, wounding two hundred and fifty people and taking some Westerners hostage. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

A series of explosions had rocked the Taj Mahal Hotel. Screams were heard and black smoke billowed from the century-old edifice on Mumbai's waterfront. Firefighters sprayed water at the blaze and plucked people from balconies with extension ladders. After dawn, the fire was still burning.

My sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims.

Mumbai has frequently been targeted in terrorist attacks blamed on Islamic extremists, including a series of bombings in July 2006 that killed one hundred eighty-seven people.

Here at home Federal authorities have received a "plausible but unsubstantiated" report that al Qaeda may have discussed targeting transit systems in or around New York.

Hopefully these terrorist's and their violence will not dominate this holiday careful out there.


Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

This is a pretty big deal and I'm glad you did a post about it. We outsource a lot of out work to Mumbai and are worried about our colleagues. And I take the NYC subway every day, so I've got my eye on this story.

27/11/08 09:50  
Anonymous fidelio said...

May all the dead rest in peace and the families of same be comforted.

Muslim extremists are not just a threat to the USA, but to peace world wide. They need to be stopped.

27/11/08 15:43  
Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

These "religious" extremists don't have any religion. They have rabies of the soul.

10 separate attacks across the city in all. We are lucky nothing happened here in America. I pray for the dead and that we continue to be safe.

27/11/08 20:12  

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