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India: Terror attacks continue in Mumbai

In what appears to be a surreal sense of reality, television channels are airing footage from the various places in Southern Mumbai that are being attacked. Ultrabrown writes –

A large-scale S. Bombay terrorist attack is going on right now using automatic weapons, hand grenades and possibly a taxi bomb. Commandos and military are supposedly being rushed in. Gunfire is still being heard on live TV.

And the logistics of living in a country which constantly finds itself under terrorist attacks. Meandering thoughts… writes

A friend called from Mumbai to find out if I'm fine and mentioned that he's actually made groups in his phone's contact list – one for each metro city of the country. Makes it easier for him to react and find out about family and friends every time a blast happens.

I'm beginning to realise he has a point.

Worryingly, there already is a sense of conflicting information from various sources. While some mainstream media sources suggest that the situation is under control, others give the impression that there maybe a hostage situation developing in some of the hotels, especially with foreign nationals being held by the terrorists.

Tweets from Mumbai were one of the first to break the news. Manic Scribe writes.

A bunch of terrorist are in the midst of a co-ordinated attack on Mumbai, India. The reports first started trickling in on Twitter, of all places, as I follow a few people who live in Mumbai. They have actually heard the explosions.

India Retold writes

They are still there, firing and waiting to take the police on. The lobby of Oberoi Hotel has been set on fire. A petrol pump in Colaba has just been blown up, as this is being typed. Dadar station has been evacuated. An explosive laden taxi has been blown up in Ville Parle. Two terrorists have entered GT Hospital. They are exchanging fire with police near Metro cinema. Some terrorists have even commandeered a police jeep and are moving around in it firing indiscriminately. Incidents of blasts/ firing/lobbying of hand grenade have been reported from at least nine places. And the number is only increasing even at this hour past midnight. Live firing can still be heard on TV. It is 12:31 AM.

As the minutes go by, more reactions emerge from the blogosphere. An angry post at Doing Something For My Country!!

Makes me wonder what will make our so called LEADERS to stand up and notice of whats happened and again happening… They of course do not realise the importance of lives of INDIANS, otherwise some concrete action might have taken place… Calling the INDIAN POLITICIALS WEKELINGS AND COWARDS would be the understatement of the century…

The attacks came quite late in the night on a weekday. Chances are that the city will take a few days before things return to normal. (Once was) Mumbaiwallah writes

It's 00.17 on 27 November as I write. CNN on Twitter tells me that the city is under seige again. A grenade apparently went off at CST and shooting was reported in Colaba. NDTV.com live tv shows that the Oberoi lobby is on fire and an ‘encounter’ is on at the Taj and Trident Hotel.

Trains on the central line have been stopped until further notice. 20 people have been reported dead at this time.

  • bullishkid

    I am sitting here in my 10th floor room and the last bomb that went off was at 00:50 AM. I can hear it from here, loud. I woke up again and now I am waiting , but 50minutes later all is quite on the western front. peace and healing to all the hurt.

  • sathya

    These idiots does n’t know the vale of lives. In the name of god & religions, they are spoiling entire world.

    All the great good wisher of people, Please pray for world peace.

  • aka

    these guys are idiots and i will be happy when they will kill the 100 political people because the nation will will be saved. believe me! and i am not a terroist.

  • gandalf

    What did those political lame ducks learn from the last attack? absolutely nothing at all? Its not even a car bomb or a one off suicide attack. Its like a mini army let loose in different parts of the city. And the authorities sat and watched all this happen? Now a bunch of people resign for a different set of idiots to misuse the power.

  • mak

    for everyone who hasn’t caught up
    officially, 78 people have been killed so far
    over 200 have been injured
    over a hundred people are hiding in a large ballroom of sorts at the Taj hotel. the Oberoi hotel seems all but destroyed.
    the army is trying to flush out the terrorists
    several blasts in plush areas of mumbai and indiscriminate firing by terrorists who took a police van and several civilian vehicles and are running around the city shooting at people.
    please pray for everyone here especially the cops and soldiers. thank you.

    and aka, the guy who’s written just before me, take a hike dude, don’t wish stuff like this on anyone.

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  • meade

    The Indian Government is responsible for this massacre. The should have their counter terrorist working 24/7 to keep ahead of these events. Security in this country is third world. India needs to increase its internal security. now

  • mahajon

    This is clear GENOCIDE OF HINDUS

    It also proves that this congress government is in clandestine hands with terrorists and muslims.It is arresting HINDUS to tarnish their image abroad and in INDIA. This congress government can go to any length to get MUSLIM votes.

    This is clear GENOCIDE DONE BY CONGRESS SONIA MANMOHAN AND COMPANY

    CONGRESS IS KILLER

    WE INDIANS AND HINDUS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE REFUGEES IN OUR OWN COUNTRY

    WORLD SAVE US CONGRESS IS KILLING US

    WORLD COME TO OUR AID TO SAVE US FROM THIS GENOCIDE

    WE ARE REFUGEE IN OUT OWN HOMES
    WORLD SAVE HINDUS

  • Randjeeta

    Can`t believe this..

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