Mumbai Shootings Update. “Unknown terrorists have conducted a coordinated attack across Mumbai’s major tourist hubs, with over a dozen deaths and many injuries reported,” from SkyNews, November 26 (thanks to Alan):
Gunmen have targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks across India’s financial capital.
NDTVare reporting an eighth attack at the JW Marriott hotel.
Terrorists are reportedly still holed up at in three places, including Oberoi and Taj hotels.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are advising all Britons in Mumbai to stay indoors.
The FCO also report a further explosion near Mumbai airport.
The death toll is unknown. Officials have said at least 25 people have been wounded.
Reuters are reporting at least 18 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.”
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Gunmen opened fire on two of the city’s best known luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and the Oberoi.
They also attacked the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in southern Mumbai and Leopold’s restaurant, a Mumbai landmark.
It was not immediately clear what the motive was for the attacks.
An eyewitness report says one of the attackers asked tourists if they were British or American before opening fire.
Alex Chamberlain added there was “no doubt in my mind” that the attacks were the result of a fundamentalist Islamic terror attack….