Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bombay: Not Safe for Americans

This is very nasty.

80 dead and 200 wounded seem to be the most common figures at the moment (3:10 eastern) but it seems likely both will go up.

Top anti-terrorist cops have been wounded or killed. The army and navy have been put on alert to help the overwhelmed local cops and national anti-terrorist troops are moving in

...The reporter at the IBL stream (India TV network) just said that gunmen at one of the hotels attacked specifically demanded room numbers of Americans and that Americans are being held hostage


Terror struck the country's financial capital late on Wednesday night as coordinate serial explosions and indiscriminate firing rocked eight areas across Mumbai including the crowded CST railway station, two five star hotels--Oberoi and Taj-- leaving 16 persons dead and 50 injured.

Armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades, a couple of terrorists entered the passenger hall of CST and opened fire and threw grenades, Mumbai General Railway Police Commissioner A K Sharma said.

Apparently India has ordered its Army and Navy to deploy some troops to back up the national anti-terrorist forces. The commander of the Bombay (Mumbai) anti-terror unit was killed about 2 minutes after he went into action at the scene.

HT: Ace


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

I'm thinking the bad guys don't want to talk and don't care who the new President is.

Call me crazy.

Anonymous said...

Islam gone wild!!!
These freaks are not concerned who our President is. They will act more openly and blatantly when they sense weakness.
Mr.Bush has not been weak.