“An Indian official appeared to confirm the US media reports that there was a known threat to at least some of the locations targeted, including the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Mumbai police chief Hassan Gafoor told a news conference on Tuesday that security authorities had “had an alert that hotels like Taj could be exposed … More U.S. Warned India In Advance Of The Mumbai Attacks
Perhaps we have come to the point where casually self-radicalised, sociopathic individuals can form a loose organisation, acquire sufficient weapons and equipment for a few thousand dollars, make a basic plan of action and indulge in a violent expression of their generalised disaffection and anomie. These individuals indulge in terrorism simply because they can, while … More Celebrity Terrorism
Operations to free people trapped in the hotel continued throughout the night, with the flames reported to be under control by dawn. Here is a map of where the attacks occurred. Courtes of BBC.
Courtesy of the BBC: Mumbai’s main railway station was also hit. People fled the huge terminus when gunmen opened fire, leaving their luggage behind as 10 people died. As the injured were taken to hospital, an explosion was heard inside the Oberoi Hotel. Hundreds of hostages are said to remain inside the hotel buildings. … More Photos of the Mumbai Attacks (what the hell is the matter with people?)