Thursday, November 27, 2008

Terrorism at Mumbai

Mumbai hotel on fire - source, the Hind 20081126Coordinated attacks at seven sites kill over 100 and 300 more are injured

Americans targeted at hotels in city's financial district

Unknown group claims responsibility

"Coordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, have killed at least 100 people and wounded more than 250. Several targets — at least two-five star hotels, the city’s largest train station, a Jewish center, a movie theater and a hospital — were attacked by militants wielding grenades and machine guns. Ongoing hostage situations continued through the night and morning at the Taj Mahal and Oberei Hotels and the Nariman House, which is the home of the city’s Chabad-Lubavitch center." NYT

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1 comment:

Steve Aplin said...

This reminds me of the stop-start cycle that punctuates efforts to reconcile tension between Israelis and Palestinians. Whenever there's a hint of progress, somebody launches mayhem. India and Pakistan have been somewhat less antagonistic lately, and the new strategic partnership between India and the U.S. is a major development. Those who don't like this new order -- i.e., normalized relations between India and Pakistan and the U.S.-India partnership -- seem to have taken inspiration from the tactics that have thwarted Israel-Palestine talks. In open, pluralistic India this will be tough to guard against; it's so much easier to wreck things than to build them. Is there any way India and Pakistan could work together to deal with these extremists? Both countries are infected with the same virus.