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Remembering Mumbai’s Night of Terror on 26/11

26/11

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the terror strikes in the country’s financial hub on November 26, 2008.

It has been 13 years since 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, in the country’s financial hub. The city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Hotel Trident, Nariman House, Leopold Cafe, and Cama Hospital were among the targets of terrorists. Nine terrorists were killed by the National Security Guard (NSG) and Mumbai Police, totaling 166 people, including security officers. The lone terrorist arrested alive, Ajmal Kasab, was found guilty and sentenced to death. On November 21, 2012, Kasab was executed five days before the fourth anniversary of the four-day attacks.

The Taj, Trident, and Nariman House are surrounded by army forces and Marine commandos on November 27. Operation Black Tornado is launched by the elite NSG, who have been ordered to raid the installations. The operation at the Trident and Nariman House was completed on November 28. The NSG secured the Taj on November 29th, bringing the attacks to a stop. Following the attacks, several politicians, including then-Union home minister Shivraj Patil and Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, resigned.

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the fatal Mumbai attacks, Israelis remembered the victims of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist killings, demanding fast justice by executing the perpetrators of the crime and calling for united efforts to combat the terror threat. On this occasion, Indian students from all of Israel’s top universities, members of the Indian Jewish community, and Indians living and working in Israel held separate events across the country to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the terror attack, including six Jews who died at the Chabad House. On November 26, there will be a number of events.

To commemorate the occasion, the Indian Jewish Heritage Centre and the Cochin Heritage Centre are hosting a Zoom conference on November 26. Participants at this gathering will be carrying posters of victims, images of the Mumbai carnage, and Indian and Israeli flags. Ten heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists killed 166 people and injured over 300 others in the 26/11 attack. Terrorists attacked Mumbai landmarks with synchronized shooting and bombing strikes, including the Chabad House at Nariman Point, where six Jews were slain.

Here’s a quick rundown of what happened:

Ten Lashkar terrorists arrive in Mumbai by speedboat from Karachi on November 26. Late in the evening, the first reports from the city arrive. Despite initial allegations that this is a ‘gang brawl,’ it quickly becomes clear that this is a terrorist attack. The Taj is attacked by four terrorists, the Trident is attacked by two terrorists, and the Nariman House is attacked by two more terrorists. The other two, including Kasab, opened fire on the CSMT, killing 58 people and wounded more than a hundred more. After that, Kasab and Ismail Khan travel to the Cama Hospital. Six police officers, including Hemant Karkare, the then-head of the Mumbai Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), Vijay Salaskar, and Ashok Kamte, are ambushed and killed along the road.

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the fatal Mumbai attacks, Israelis remembered the victims of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist killings, demanding fast justice by executing the perpetrators of the crime and calling for united efforts to combat the terror threat. On this occasion, Indian students from all of Israel’s top universities, members of the Indian Jewish community, and Indians living and working in Israel held separate events across the country to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the terror attack, including six Jews who died at the Chabad House. On November 26, there will be a number of events.

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By TIS Staffer
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