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Another terrorist attack in India, this time in India’s financial & entertainment capital, Mumbai (Bombay.) I have been following this for a while on Twitter, where people from the city are reporting whatever updates they can get. It is a depressing start to a Thanksgiving weekend […]

Another terrorist attack in India, this time in India’s financial & entertainment capital, Mumbai (Bombay.) I have been following this for a while on Twitter, where people from the city are reporting whatever updates they can get. It is a depressing start to a Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S. You can follow the news here on Twitter, or watch some of the live reports on NDTV and CNN. There are also photos on Flickr.

I am just shocked at the sheer magnitude of the attack, which has left more than 75 dead and 200 injured, along with news of people being taken hostage. The ghastly acts saw terrorists attacking various locations, including busy train station, hotels and hospitals. The shootouts saw some senior cops killed in the line of duty, and the Army has been called in. The shock is so extreme that I am incapable of anger.

  1. g2-6a0b2eb6da7094e400d6f4c60dc9f670 Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    I was in Mumbai just yesterday, staying in Colaba. This is shocking. The magnitude of this attack is by far the worst India’s ever seen. Our prayers with all affected.

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  2. Sameer Pitalwalla Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    Om, not the right time, but its the commercial capital, not the capital. Bombay has gone completely mad, over 80 people killed. Don’t trust twitter, since those feeds are based on the news and the news itself is confused.

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  3. Sameer Pitalwalla Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    And am in Bbay right now, so the difference between each channel’s reportage is huge. Some even claiming to have emails from the terrorists.

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  4. [...] Other reports on the role Twitter is playing in relaying first hand reports and reactions to the news include Techcrunch, and GigaOm. [...]

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  5. #Mumbai ~ 1st Tweets Timeline & Chart … http://tweetip.us/lkphd

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  6. @Sameer

    If you have details, let us know – thanks for keeping me posted.

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  7. No one has yet to mention WHO the terrorists are!

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  8. The Old Taj is a large heritage site with a huge amount of wooden structures inside. An absolutely beautiful structure now engulfed in flames.

    The Deccan Mujahideen – a terrorist organization based in south India has claimed responsibility (source: NDTV). NDTV is also reporting that the Taj encounter has ended, and rescue missions are in progress.

    This is an act of war, and should be handled accordingly.

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  9. @herman, various reports that the attacks are by Islamic fundamentalists, although no official statement on who is responsible. A group calling itself Deccan Mujahedeen is claiming responsibility.

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  10. Lets pray on the eve of Thanksgiving Day that city returns to normalcy at the earliest. Also, THANK YOU to all the people set on the ‘helping’ effort already…people in Mumbai need more helping hands at this hour.

    Most of the latest is out there on TV, but the common request is for donation of blood:

    J J Hospital: +91 22 23739031
    St. George’s Hospital: +91 22 22620240

    http://www.mindinspirations.com/2008/11/27/flash-news-mumbai-terror-attacks-nov-27-2008/

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