Indian High Commission invites all to join in paying tributes to Mumbai 26/11 attack victims on Nov 26 in London – UKMALAYALEE

Indian High Commission invites all to join in paying tributes to Mumbai 26/11 attack victims on Nov 26 in London

Thursday 24 November 2022 7:46 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Nov 24: The Indian High Commission in London has invited all to join with them to pay tributes to the victims of the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack which took place in 2008 on 26th November.

The High Commission has requested all to join them in remembering all those who lost their lives in the terror attack that lasted three days.

Those who wish to pay tributes need to be at India House Aldwych London WC2B 4NA from 16:45, said a note.

In 2008 on November 26, 10 terrorists stormed into India’s financial capital Mumbai with the sole aim of wrecking it to the core — for three consecutive days (from November 26–29), the city of Mumbai was wrapped in the grip of terror. The violence claimed lives of 166 people, including foreigners.

Armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades, the terrorists targeted civilians at numerous sites in the southern part of Mumbai, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, the popular Leopold Café, two hospitals, and a theatre.

While most of the attacks ended within a few hours after they began at around 9:30pm on November 26, the terror continued to unfold at three locations where hostages were taken—the Nariman House, where a Jewish outreach centre was located, and the luxury hotels Oberoi Trident and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower.

By the time the standoff ended at the Nariman House on the evening of November 28, six hostages as well as two gunmen had been killed. At the two hotels, dozens of guests and staff were either trapped by gunfire or held hostage. Indian security forces ended the siege at the Oberoi Trident around midday on November 28 and at the Taj Mahal Palace on the morning of the following day.

In all, at least 174 people, including 20 security force personnel and 26 foreign nationals, were killed. More than 300 people were injured. Nine of the 10 terrorists were killed, and one was arrested.

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