Mumbai Terror Assaults: What Happened On 26/11?

Twelve several years back, on the evening of November 26, 2008, ten Pakistan-based mostly terrorists released a coordinated capturing and bombing assaults in Mumbai at five significant places, killing 166 folks and injuring about 300 people.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists qualified five well known sites of the economical funds – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Nariman Household enterprise and household sophisticated, Cama Hospital, Leopold Cafe, the Oberoi-Trident Hotel, and Taj Resort and Tower.

The terrorists attained Mumbai on a hijacked fishing trawler from a Pakistani port in Karachi.

Whilst 9 terrorists ended up killed in the four-working day operation by the armed forces, the lone terrorist Ajmal Kasab was captured alive and sentenced to dying at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012.

The terrorists hijacked vehicles, which includes a law enforcement van, and split into various teams to have out the attacks. They employed automatic weapons and grenades to storm the internet sites.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus was the internet site of the first assault. At all-around 9.20 pm. The attack lasted about 90 minutes, leaving 58 people today lifeless and in excess of 100 hurt.

The second attack was documented about 8-10 minutes later on at the Nariman Household small business and residential elaborate housing the Jewish Chabad Lubavitch outreach centre.

Ahead of attacking it, the terrorists blew up a gas station.  At all over 9.40 pm, four terrorists struck the upscale and well known Leopold Cafe. They sprayed gunfire on the diners, killing 10 of them. The assault lasted involving 10 to 15 minutes. The terrorists also planted bombs in two taxis that killed 5 persons and wounded 15.

They then progress to the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Resort. They 1st attacked guests all over the swimming pool and then moved within to the bars and eating places. Two of the terrorists entered the lodge by means of the entrance doorway and began shooting and throwing grenades. They killed at minimum 31 folks in this four-working day siege.

The terrorists established off bombs underneath the central dome of the Taj Mahal lodge, placing off a huge fire, which later on raged via the best flooring of the Taj.

The Oberoi-Trident Resort was attacked by two terrorists who entered the resort as a result of the restaurant and fired on the group. They killed around 30 individuals in a siege that lasted 3 times.

Right after attacking CST railway station, Kasab and his fellow terrorist Ismail Khan focused the Cama Hospital. They arrived at the again gate of the clinic, but the inform medical center staff members had locked all the doors. The two guys then ambushed a law enforcement crew outdoors the clinic, killing 6 of them, which include ATS main Hemant Karkare, and hijacked their jeep.

Kasab and the other terrorist Ismail Khan ended up intercepted close to Girgaum Chowpatty, in which law enforcement constable Tukaram Omble grabbed the barrel of their rifle. This gave the police staff time to overpower Kasab and seize him. The other terrorist was killed.

Kasab was sentenced to loss of life and executed by hanging on 21 November 2012 and buried at Yerwada Jail in Pune.

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