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    80 People killed in attack in Mumbai India

    7 different areas were attacked by gunmen, using automatic weapons and grenades. Evidence they were looking for anyone who held British or American passports.

    Over 200 injured. Also many held hostages "Foreigners held at Taj hotel.

    Terorists thought to be Al Queda.

    Source. SKY News. Reuters.

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    Hostages Held At Mumbai Hotels

    Terrorists have conducted at least seven coordinated attacks in Mumbai's tourist areas, killing scores and taking 'many hostages'.


    Mumbai under high alert after the attacks hit major business and tourist hubs


    Gunmen have targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks across India's financial capital.
    Attacks have been confirmed at the Leopold Cafe, the Ville Parte, the Oberoi Hotel, the Taj Mahal Hotel, the CST train station and two other hotels.
    NDTV are reporting an eighth attack at the JW Marriott hotel.
    Guests at the Taj Mahal hotel are said to be "terrified and trapped" and can still hear shots being fired, say reports from the Times of India.
    There are reports of explosions and smoke rising from the hotel's dome.
    The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are advising all Britons in Mumbai to stay indoors, after eyewitness accounts say the attacks are primarily aimed at western tourists.
    Alex Chamberlain, a Briton caught in the attacks, said an attacker asked tourists if they were British or American before opening fire.
    He added there was "no doubt in my mind" that the attacks were from a fundamentalist Islamic group.
    The death toll is unknown. Officials have said at least 25 people have been wounded.
    Reuters are reporting the NDTV figure of at least 40 fatalities.
    The Times of India are reporting as many as 80 people killed and 250 injured in the attacks.
    The police commissioner A. N. Roy said: "These are terrorist strikes in at least seven places."
    He added: "The terrorists have used automatic weapons and in some places grenades have been lobbed."

    Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim was trapped in the Taj Palace Hotel in the southern part of the city as one of the attacks took place.
    He told Sky News: "There was a lot of commotion in the main lobby, and then another gunman came right in front of us and started shooting.
    "I saw a number of people go down, but I was fortunate enough to get away."
    He added: "We've no idea what is going on outside."
    Barry Moses, who lived in Mumbai for two years, told Sky News online the Taj Mahal hotel is the city's main luxury hotel, next to the Gates of India.
    He added the restaurant Leopold's, which is "just around the corner" is popular with tourists and backpackers.
    He said: "It's in all the books as a destination to go to. There will be very few Indians in there.
    "I'm guessing, if anyone has been shot in the restaurant, they will include foreign nationals."
    The Taj Mahal is where the English cricket team stay when they visit the city.
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    Gee...must be those radical Buddhists again, eh?

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    Witnesses say they only wanted people with British and American passports. Today I be French.

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    Gotta be Buddhists then, eh?

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    What's this world coming too?

    There seems to be a lot of hatred out there at the moment..

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    Particularly towards British and Americans, and you Aussies get mistaken for either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    and you Aussies get mistaken for either.
    That's a problem all us white Anglo-Saxon rejects have to deal with mate.

    Where you from anyway.......?

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    Better keep you head low then mate.

    Looks like anyone who looks like a bit British is cannon fodder!

    I'm growing my hair longer, with a beard and gunna brush up on my french then!

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    I'm supposed to be eating there this time next week, first the airport in Bangkok closes, then the place gets blown up.
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    Jeez, I'll be passing through Mumbai next week for a flight back to Thailand. That's assuming the airport is open...

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    (CNN) -- Several people have been killed in a series of coordinated attacks targeting Mumbai sites popular with tourists and business people, according to police and CNN's sister network in India.

    An injured man is carried to a hospital in Mumbai.

    Gunmen armed with automatic weapons and grenades attacked targets including the hotels, a cafe, and a train station, police say.Maharashtra state government spokesman Bhushan Gagri said 78 people killed and about 200 wounded, while police confirmed 26 deaths.

    The attacks included five shootouts and two grenade attacks, said a police officer who answered Mumbai's police control room line.

    IBN reported ongoing gun battles at the Oberoi Hotel and the Taj Mahal Hotel -- both five-star hotels. At least two explosions were reported at the Taj. One witness told local reporters gunmen had tried to find people with U.S. or British passports.

    IBN, quoting police sources, reported hostages were taken at the two hotels although Gagri told CNN he did not know about any hostages. The attacks began about 2230 local time (1700 GMT) and more than two hours later witnesses were reporting new explosions and gunfire.The targets include businesses frequented by international visitors in the city which is India's financial center.

    CNN correspondent Andrew Stevens said: "We are getting reports of ongoing incidents at the railway station and the Oberoi Hotel. "We do not know if this has reached its peak or if more attacks to come."

    A local journalist told CNN he had seen evidence of an attack at the city's domestic airport, which is on the outskirts of the Mumbai. IBN reported explosions at a gas station and inside a taxi on a dockside road.

    Attacks were reported at the Taj and Oberoi hotels, the popular Café Leopold, and Cama Hospital, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

    Gunmen attack targets in Indian city - CNN.com

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    CNN is reporting that 1 of the dead is the head of the Indian Anti-Terrorist Bureau...

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    a colleague of mine just arrived back from a week in Mumbai yesterday. good timing for her.

    but this is a seriously well coordinated attack I imagine that Mumbai authorities are quite stretched. BBC saying that there is 3 separate hostage situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    What's this world coming too?

    There seems to be a lot of hatred out there at the moment..
    Yep, another carnage down to the Americans...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai View Post
    7 different areas were attacked by gunmen, using automatic weapons and grenades. Evidence they were looking for anyone who held British or American passports.

    Over 200 injured. Also many held hostages "Foreigners held at Taj hotel.

    Terorists thought to be Al Queda.

    Source. SKY News. Reuters.

    Will post linky

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    British hostage talking from inside Oberoi hotel





    mumbai attack bomb blast and firing live video 26th november





    India targeted for Western influence ? 87 dead, 185 injured in Mumbai



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    Disgusting - I think we need to be radical ourselves because they way things are going, they will end up taking over the world as is their intent.

    They are disillusioned scum, but they don't fuck about - we do.

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    I am sure that our American Bush supporters must be thinking: "better there than here"

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim View Post
    Particularly towards British and Americans, and you Aussies get mistaken for either.
    Gee, I couldn't imagine why all the hated towards the British and Americans...in particular.

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    Obama condemns the attacks.

    Bush condemns the attacks.

    Brown condemns the attacks.

    I don't see how condemnation Versus hand grenades and AK47's is going to win this war on terror. If it's a war on terror then we should be fighting back instead of this silly and repetitive condemnation which is nothing more than speaking the obvious. Otherwise it's only a one sided war with our side condemning every action of it's opponent instead of lacing up its gloves.

    If somebody killed innocent citizens of my country and I was in a position of power, I wouldn't stand on a box and say "I don't approve of this behaviour" I'd be saying - "Right, enough is enough, what are we gonna do?" ...Come on Obama, I expected you to be fucking original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Payback View Post
    Obama condemns the attacks.

    Bush condemns the attacks.

    Brown condemns the attacks.

    I don't see how condemnation Versus hand grenades and AK47's is going to win this war on terror. If it's a war on terror then we should be fighting back instead of this silly and repetitive condemnation which is nothing more than speaking the obvious. Otherwise it's only a one sided war with our side condemning every action of it's opponent instead of lacing up its gloves.

    If somebody killed innocent citizens of my country and I was in a position of power, I wouldn't stand on a box and say "I don't approve of this behaviour" I'd be saying - "Right, enough is enough, what are we gonna do?" ...Come on Obama, I expected you to be fucking original.
    Why are you so concerned about this event in India? What's your real angle?

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