“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
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.