Terror Attacks in Mumbai

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby BhairavP » 27 Nov 2008 01:07

Hemant Karkare, ACP Kamte dead. Firefights on at the Oberoi and the Taj.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 01:08

Any words from Pawar or the Thackarey folks?

To me it looks like D Company got jehadized. Regular LeT bunnies dont have this much muscle. And that means the ISI's parting shot now that its polticial wings have been trimmed.

Sorry to see the ATS leaders die leading the troops. A very heavy price is being paid.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:10

Camera grabs on Times Now showing NVGs being distributed to cops. I saw one being handed to a policeman (on TV).

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ajay_hk » 27 Nov 2008 01:11

NDTV updates -

* Police confiscate two explosive laden boats off Chowpatty
* Encounter cop Vijay Salaskar killed
* 40 held hostage at Trident Hotel
* Firing at JW Marriott hotel: Reports
* Fresh blasts at Trident, Taj hotel
* Two terrorists reportedly killed
* Army asked to be on stand by
* Gunmen take 15 hostages at Taj; half of them foreigners: Eye witness

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby SwamyG » 27 Nov 2008 01:12

5 Cops including a DIG dead.

All top police officers dead while attending to duties on the latest attacks.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby svinayak » 27 Nov 2008 01:12

4 workers dead who worked with my freinds brother in the hotel

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vsudhir » 27 Nov 2008 01:12

IBN: ATS chief Hemant karkare killed.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby GuruNandan » 27 Nov 2008 01:13

http://www.haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?PageID=7649&SKIN=B

JIHADI TERROR IN MUMBAI - 80 DEAD - Senior Police officers among dead-100 Americans held Hostage - Updates
26/11/2008 13:05:22 HK

JIHADI WAR ON NATION


* Once again Mumbai is being targetted - Financial Capital of Bharath by Jihadi's
* The first incident took place at between 10.15 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
* Firing now reported from Marriot Hotel, Juhu
* Boat with Explosives found near Gateway
* More than 100 Americans held hostage at Oberoi
* Senior Police Officers among dead
* Attacks at 9 places - Indiscriminate Shootings targetting public
* Two Jihadi's shot down at Gurgaon Chowpatty
* Two terrorists now in Oberoi Hotel and firing on
* Hotel Oberoi on Fire Now, Terrorists throwing grenades from Oberoi
* Reports of firing around several landmark buildings in the Colaba-Nariman Point area, including the Taj hotel, Oberoi, Hotel Trident and other tourist attractions and pubs like Leopold's.
* Meeting of MP's was going on when Terrorists opened fire at Taj.
* Major Railway Stations and Metro stations in Mumbai Evacuated
* Army Called in to assist Police
* Blast reported from Ville Parle Highway
* Grenade attack in Santa Cruz.
* Blast reported from Mazgaon
* Firing at Metro Theatre, Cama Hospital
* Armed Terrorists opened fire with AK 47 and blasted grenades in crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) railway station
* 80 Killed and More than 250 injured as per initial reports
* More than 20 Police and Foreigners also among injured
* Gujarat and Delhi put on High Alert

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 01:14

Just in-

Hemant Karkare - shot dead at VT terminus.
ACP Kamte - possibly crime branch.
Vijay Salaskar - crack encounter specialist is also confirmed dead. Had the good fortune of knowing his family a long time ago, when they were in Malad.

RIP all of you.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Raju » 27 Nov 2008 01:15

>>to me it looks like D Company got jehadized.

but they do not have any immidiate grievance.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby akumar » 27 Nov 2008 01:16

ATS Chied Hemant Karkare is dead
Its so unreal. He was on TV live just 30 min ago.
I think Times TV is giving the best coverage.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Nov 2008 01:16

ATS Chief killed, 5 more cops are killed..RIP

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vsudhir » 27 Nov 2008 01:16

Silly question maybe but possibly pertinent.

How do we know these gunmen are of the jihadist orientation? Has any police source revealed anything?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby SwamyG » 27 Nov 2008 01:17

Karkare was wearing bullet-proof vests and helmet. So were some of the others involved in the efforts. CNBC India reported 3 bullets were fired at him.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby fanne » 27 Nov 2008 01:18

Did these police killed in encounter or were targeted. Why these guys, to stop Malegaon conspiracy seeing a light of the day. The evidence does not suggest. It Looks like TSP operation out and out.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 01:19

They should put all of UP on alert especially Ayodhya. Its related to the masjid. the old gang that engineered the Mumbai blasts is back with same Modus Operandi. Boats with explosives means the RATS/ISI are involved like last time.

vsudhir, Dont know. Maybe you have a different religious angle?

Cops in BP vests being shot? Were they using coated bullets?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:19

Karkare was the first ATS man on the scene. He took 2 bullets in the chest and 1 in the head.

5th floor of old Taj building on fire. Fire engines cannot approach because of live bomb in the vicinity.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby NRao » 27 Nov 2008 01:22

Looks like an emergency to me. It is due in India.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 01:23

ACP Kamte is said to have been a very good and promising officer. Comes from a distinguished family of cops. Father was the first IGP after Independence. He was 43. Also a classmate of Rajdeep Sardesai, had won bodybuilding championships in college.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby R_Kumar » 27 Nov 2008 01:23

Watching IBN, they are indirectly linking Malegaon investigation and ATS chief death. Not only that they have been repeating this.
I don't know what to say...

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:25

Times Now reporting 'naval commandos' exited Trident/The Oberoi with 3 dead bodies, suspected to be terrorists. Confirmation awaited. Go get them!!!

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby SwamyG » 27 Nov 2008 01:25

The following were targeted:
1) Police officers
2) Affluent people
3) Ordinary citizens

I am following CNBC India. So far it has been just reporting without any major editorial or opinions.

Ramana: The report did not say anything about the type of bullets.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Sridhar » 27 Nov 2008 01:26

I had decided that I would stop posting on the forum after a run-in with a moderator. But these are extraordinary times and I am hence reversing that decision, at least for the moment.

This is by far the worst terrorist incident in India. This is now war and it requires all of us to come together, irrespective of our views and our political inclinations. This is not a time for political discussions or petty barbs but of putting all the resources of the country behind tackling this emergency situation. We need a coordinated nationwide operation now to root out terror cells, and if Pakistan is involved, this is a call for war.

I just saw Shivraj Patil on television. As insipid as ever. And unwilling to share information - he said that some babu in the Home Ministry would "compile" the information, type it in and give the media a written report by the morning. Pathetic. Somebody needs to take charge at the center. Rumors are flying around and there needs to be a centralized source of information that people can depend on. People across India are tuned in and worried about the situation - the least that they deserve is a flow of credible information. This is the time for leadership. Unfortunately, there is none. It is good to see the Leader of the Opposition reaching out to the PM - this must be reciprocated and the leadership of the primary opposition party, the BJP, must be fully kept on board on immediate operations as well as the aftermath of this incident.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby VickersB » 27 Nov 2008 01:27

CNN IBN is desperately trying to link Malegaon with this incident - perticularly Karkare, but then again sounding very confused. Sad, sad, sad. it's an attack on India - the sooner these guys realize this, the quicker we can do something about it.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Dmurphy » 27 Nov 2008 01:28

I can't believe this is happening. WTF....Army being called? Emergency on the cards? Will there be another Operation Parakram?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 01:28

NRao wrote:Looks like an emergency to me. It is due in India.


Why do you say that without knowing the identity of the terrorists?

BTW, Google updates are quite worthless. They have 339 stories all of which are like CNN headlines- mostly repeated posts with hardly any new stuff.

Welcome back Sridhar. GJ also has returned. So time for all well meaning people to get back.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:29

vishal wrote:Times Now reporting 'naval commandos' exited Trident/The Oberoi with 3 dead bodies, suspected to be terrorists. Confirmation awaited. Go get them!!!


2 terrorists still at large in this hotel. 3 down (hopefully), 2 to go.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby shynee » 27 Nov 2008 01:29

Image of a Terrorist

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 01:29

Just a collection of my thoughts on this.

Several high level police officers are dead. Most of them were heading critical tasks. Will be hard to replace them on the fly. Seems there was some planning to get their presence and then they were targeted. Also elections in some of the other parts of the country, so security focus was on them - thus easier to get away with such an attacks.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vsudhir » 27 Nov 2008 01:30

SwamyG wrote:The following were targeted:
1) Police officers
2) Affluent people
3) Ordinary citizens


The fact that the elite have been targetted means that action and follow-up this time will b qualitatively different from that in similar cases previously.

Sridhar,

Good to see you back. I agree that despite a difference in political views, all Indians have no choice but to come together. Crisis does bring out the best in us ordinary people. In every crisis, there is opportunity. This is the time to close ranks, unify, strengthen and do what needs to be done.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:44

Army has cordoned off The Oberoi while 'naval commandos' conduct operations inside.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby NRao » 27 Nov 2008 01:45

NDTV is reporting that Maharashtra CM has told the Army that he may need them.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 01:46

Economic Times reports some unknown outfit called Deccan Mujahdeen claims repsonsibility.

Must be for the end of Bijapur etc.

All this is hogwash. Its TSP's ISI.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:46

Times Now showed a clip of Karkare climbing out of his car, putting on a helmet, taking it off to slip a BPJ over his head and then proceed. Looks like the BPJ wasn't enough.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby NRao » 27 Nov 2008 01:49

Why do you say that without knowing the identity of the terrorists?


Perhaps to change those that are supposed to lead the effort to get hold of THIS problem and future ones too?

I have a pretty good idea of what is happening in this country. India needs to mount such an effort without fretting about feelings.

IMHO of course.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vivek_ahuja » 27 Nov 2008 01:49

CNN IBN showing Army convoys rolling into Mumbai. The shoulder patch showed "Grenadiers"

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Sridhar » 27 Nov 2008 01:49

A larger image of the terrorist

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Dmurphy » 27 Nov 2008 01:49

NRao wrote:NDTV is reporting that Maharashtra CM has told the Army that he may need them.

MARCOS in action?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby SaiK » 27 Nov 2008 01:50

VERSA!? on the T shirt... looks like a BD - first look. But thats my guess. Someone went to Nissan Versa show room and got a T shirt for free?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby NRao » 27 Nov 2008 01:51

Dmurphy wrote:
NRao wrote:NDTV is reporting that Maharashtra CM has told the Army that he may need them.

MARCOS in action?



he army was tonight asked to be on alert to help the civil administration control the situation arising out of the terror attacks in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said. "We have told the army to be on alert. Whenever we require them, we will call them", he told a private television news channel.


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