Terror Attacks in Mumbai

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Muppalla » 27 Nov 2008 00:41

NRao wrote:Guys can we cool it a wee bit? No need to go off on a tangent.


I agree. We should stop references to politcal ATS and "Hindu Terror" further in this thread.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Prasad » 27 Nov 2008 00:42

Not entirely OT but the difference in coverage between CNN/BBC and the Indian DDM is starkling.

Granted that the DDM is Indian and therefore possibly much more attached/but still we have DDM journos hollering and shreaking out news while the anchors and reporters on CNN/BBC wouldn't have any emotional attachment but the kind of crazy shreaking thats going on appears juvenile given the seriousness of things.

Anyway, I guess thats a topic for another day. RIP victims. Hope we can strap on all of these nutcases to an Agni and send them into orbit :evil:

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 00:42

Another update: Marriott Hotel in Juhu has been attacked. Nariman House has been primarily inhabited by Jews for the last 2 years. BUllets flying thick and fast in all directions. No one has any clue what's happening. Western expats have taken hostage in one of the floors of Oberoi & Taj. Terros are scanning guest lists to target them particularly. Talks of ~100 such expats taken hostage.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 00:42

CNN-IBN reporting all American and British citizens staying at The Oberoi have been rounded up at one location by the terrorists.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Dmurphy » 27 Nov 2008 00:43

Can we please refrain from dragging in the sadhvi, Col. Purohit, SS and MNS into this issue? Lets not politicise it.

You'll have plenty of time and opportunity to do that once the probe starts. Thats when hordes of politicians start crying hoarse about their community being targeted or being vindicated. You may take up their cause on BRF then, but not now please.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby George J » 27 Nov 2008 00:43

ramana wrote:Why do they keep the NSG in Delhi? Why cant they have detachments in at least the metros?


They keep a specialized anti-hijack unit for Mumbai Intl. Airport. The folks coming from Manesar are more anti-terrorist units like the ones used in Akshardham.

The other unit that has similar skill set are the MARCOS who are based out of INS Abhimanyu (who are covert ops specialists but they have the numbers, firepower, experience to provider support to the Civilian/Para Military forces who are more for law & order and are not trained for surgical anti-hostage ops).

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby BhairavP » 27 Nov 2008 00:44

More stuff coming in:

I'm out posting this from my laptop in Girgaum, about ten minutes from my home. Crazy nakabandis everywhere..my fiance and I are just trying to make it back. Oberoi there are about 15-20 people being held hostage.

Someone is saying that 4 piglets were captured alive, two critically injured.

'nuff for now, will post when I get home. Long night, people.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby svinayak » 27 Nov 2008 00:44

One of my company's worker's brother is working in that hotel.

THe killer went to Juhu Chowpatty and has killed 200 people.
This information is after a phone call to India

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 00:46

NRao wrote:Guys can we cool it a wee bit? No need to go off on a tangent.



NRao ,they also serve a purpose to those who gage emotions and monitor BRF. So let them also talk. Why shut the righteous anger?

harik, Thanks for keeping cool and posting the info. Anymore updates?

GJ, Thanks for the update. And welcome back.

BhairavP, Get home safely.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Muppalla » 27 Nov 2008 00:47

I believe the intelligence knows this. They might have got a Railway station attack. They even did a mock exercise in Hyderabad.

http://specials.rediff.com/news/2008/no ... erabad.htm

They did not take precaution in a big way.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby SwamyG » 27 Nov 2008 00:47

For internetvasis... you can catch some of the desi TVs @ http://idesitv.com/
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Abhi_G » 27 Nov 2008 00:48

Why is the Haj house spared?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby BhairavP » 27 Nov 2008 00:48

George J wrote:
ramana wrote:Why do they keep the NSG in Delhi? Why cant they have detachments in at least the metros?


They keep a specialized anti-hijack unit for Mumbai Intl. Airport. The folks coming from Manesar are more anti-terrorist units like the ones used in Akshardham.

The other unit that has similar skill set are the MARCOS who are based out of INS Abhimanyu (who are covert ops specialists but they have the numbers, firepower, experience to provider support to the Civilian/Para Military forces who are more for law & order and are not trained for surgical anti-hostage ops).


GJMan, good to see you back. Hope to meet you soon..

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ramana » 27 Nov 2008 00:49

OK, NOw that there is media access. I would like some volunteers to watch those channles that swamyG has posted and reprot back.

BTW a lot of folks and guests are on line now. So lets get serious. Back to BRF standards.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby akumar » 27 Nov 2008 00:51

7 cops including one ACP killed in encounter so far

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 00:51

News channels clarifying terrorists attacked Ramada and NOT JW Marriott at Juhu. Both are located very close to each other.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby BhairavP » 27 Nov 2008 00:51

Just home. TV is on.. 3-4 terrorists in the heritage wing of the Taj.
Gora hostages in the Trident (erstwhile Oberoi).
Apparently, cellphones and internet connections in and out of the hotels are blocked.

57 bodies in St. George Hospital, 2 in JJ.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Muppalla » 27 Nov 2008 00:53

Comando ops on in Taj.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby kshirin » 27 Nov 2008 00:53

I am distressed beyond belief. I agree with what Apuar said. One feels totally helpless at the mafia which includes the compromised media (who are still calling it "so-called terrorists" on the English language media - this is totally borrowed from UK lingo pre 7/7 in which they ALWAYS refused to recognise terrorism againt India as terrorism, at least the hindi language IBN is calling it a fidayeen attack) which has taken over the country.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby fanne » 27 Nov 2008 00:53

Which channel to see if I do not die of high BP, please tell me only 1 or 2 channel

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby A Arun » 27 Nov 2008 00:54

Star News: ATS Chief Hemat Karkare shot, is critical.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Mandeep » 27 Nov 2008 00:54

I can't believe that this is BRites response - ATS, secularists, mainstream media and Congress bashing ! This is a major attack on our country and all we can talk about is our own particular political hobby horse !

Get a life guys ! Terrorist bullets and grenades don't distinguish between shades of political opinion.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Vipul » 27 Nov 2008 00:55

Reports of attack on Ramada Hotel too.Terrotists are on the roof of the Taj hotel.

Is Shivraj Patil finally done the with the trial of his new Armani Suit?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 00:57

fanne wrote:Which channel to see if I do not die of high BP, please tell me only 1 or 2 channel


CNN-IBN for English and Aaj Tak Tez for Hindi coverage

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Uttam » 27 Nov 2008 00:58

http://www.reuters.com/

Reuters confirming western hostages.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ajay_hk » 27 Nov 2008 00:59

CNN-IBN has this as the update...

* Terrorists still holed up at three places, including Oberoi and Taj hotels; encounter in progress, says DGP A N Roy
* Firing reported from Hotel Marriott in Colaba
* Colaba: BP Petrol Pump blown up
* 10 killed in Colaba attack
* Taxi blown up in Vile Parle
* Gun battle outside Metro cinema hall
* Hotel Oberoi, Hotel Taj under siege
* RAF considering commando action, may storm hotels
* Mumbai police say air surveillance ready

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby nkumar » 27 Nov 2008 00:59

This is it. As long as poor dhoti wearing yindoos were killed in streets, it was all fine. But this time they have targeted the influential elite, who are creating business, jobs in the country and who give crores of donations to political parties. This will be a game changer.

IBN says pigs are looking for foreigners and 4 policemen have also died amongst many others.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 01:00

Ramada, another 5* Hotel has seen some firing. Santacruz, a suburb in western side has some reports of firing too. There seems to mobile fidayeen units moving around the city and gunning down people.

Police and paramilitary are just trying to get some kind of an idea of the situation with not much success. Army has been called in.
\rant on
So finally you need to call in the military to get the situation under control and these cops want to hold the precendence in grade and pay and all. Wake up and smell the kaapi. Its too strong to handle for you \rant off.

Just in - 4 cops died in the south mumbai attacks - RIP folks. Nariman House aka Chabad House has Jewish Families - as usual, these pigs are targetting the weak. **** catch them and kill them. and then finish off their sponsors and supporters all over the planet.

CM Deshmukh just gave an interview - on his way form Kerala, spoke of getting a call from SG (See she is very concerned :| ) appealed for calm and peace. Seems Patil has outsourced his job to Deshmukh.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:00

TV clips of the taxi blown up in a bomb attack shows constables and onlookers walking all over the blast site. So much for getting any forensic evidence from there.

Shivraj Patil is finally awake. Saying it seems there is a big conspiracy. Also that it is not correct to blame any political party.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby venkat_r » 27 Nov 2008 01:01

News that Fire in 5th floor of Taj hotel. Seems to be too much of confusion.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Angre » 27 Nov 2008 01:02

ChandraS wrote:...
CM Deshmukh just gave an interview - on his way form Kerala, spoke of getting a call from SG ...

He took it on his mobile phone he says. Don't they have secure lines for these kinds of situations?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Mandeep » 27 Nov 2008 01:02

Considering India's recent high international profile - the nuclear deal,calls for its membership in the G-8 and UNSC,the lunar mission, INS Tabar and the resultant international praise, and the setbacks faced by Pakistan - helplessness in the face of drone attacks, high voter turnout in Kashmir, Zardari's overtures to India etc, such an attack was bound to take place.

The purpose of the attack ? To hurt India's economic interests and hit tourism.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby akumar » 27 Nov 2008 01:03

An interesting thing just happened.

HM finally came on TV. As he was rambling along, Times TV anchor just cut off the feeds saying we have heard it all many times. Arnab Goswami is a card carrying DDM but I salute him tonight

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Rahul M » 27 Nov 2008 01:04

A Arun wrote:Star News: ATS Chief Hemat Karkare shot, is critical.

any more updates ?

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby A Arun » 27 Nov 2008 01:05

Aaj Tak: Hemant Karkare dead
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Dmurphy » 27 Nov 2008 01:05

Over hundred foreigners taken hostage. I have a feeling this is not gonna end soon. Or well.

God forbid. :(

Update: ATS chief Dead!!!!

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:05

Rahul M wrote:
A Arun wrote:Star News: ATS Chief Hemat Karkare shot, is critical.

any more updates ?


ACP Ashok Kamte succumbs to injuries.

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby vishal » 27 Nov 2008 01:06

Encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar killed. He died battling terrorists outside The Oberoi. Times Now reporter is crying on air while reporting on ATS boss.
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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby Rahul Shukla » 27 Nov 2008 01:06

A Arun wrote:Aaj Tak: Hemant Karkare dead

RIP sir.

Salute!

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Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

Postby ChandraS » 27 Nov 2008 01:07

Patil speaking on IBN right now - after the usual remarks, gave some info. Nothing much of immediate consequence. NSG to be taken to the hostage site directly. Army already on the way. All big afsars are on the spot. Appeals for maintaining calm & peace. 4-5 person fidayeen teams at various places - Taj, Oberoi, Cama Hospital, etc..

ATS chief Karkare is said to be dead, an ACP is also among the 7 cops KIA.

RIP Mr. Karkare. - We will never have much clarity on the Malegoan case. But you led from the front and died a glorious death. I salute you.
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