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26/11 Mumbai Attack: top officials pay tribute to martyrs

26/11 Mumbai Attack top officials pay tribute to martyrs
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Ground Report | New Delhi: What happen on 26/11 Mumbai Attack; The terrorist attack on 26 November 2008, 13 years ago, is an identity for which Mumbai never wanted to make a name. Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba trained and heavily armed terrorists attacked several places and iconic buildings in Mumbai, which lasted for four days. More than 160 people were killed in the Mumbai attacks.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil paid tributes at the memorial at the Police Headquarters in South Mumbai.

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An official said the martyr’s memorial has been shifted from the original site of the Police Gymkhana at Marine Drive to the police headquarters in Crawford Market, as work on the coastal road project is underway.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was recuperating at a hospital in Mumbai after a spine surgery, also remembered the 26/11 martyrs.

A limited number of people participated in the 13th anniversary of the deadly terror attack in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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That night of 26 November 2009, Mumbai was suddenly shaken by the sound of gunshots. The attackers targeted two five-star hotels, a hospital, railway stations, and a Jewish center in Mumbai. (What happen on 26/11 Mumbai Attack)

Initially, no one had any idea that such a big attack had happened, but gradually the scale and severity of this attack started to be estimated. Several top officials of the Mumbai Police, including Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare, also lost their lives in the attack on the night of 26 November.

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Today marks thirteen years of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai as 10 members of the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out 12 coordinated attacks in India’s financial capital, killing many and several others.

  • 27 November: Army personnel and Marine commandos surround the hostage sites- Taj, Trident, and Nariman House. The elite NSG deployed to raid the sites launched Operation Black Tornado.
  • November 28: Commandos end operations at Trident and Nariman House.
  • 29 November: Attacks end with NSG taking the crown.
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The then Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, among others, resigned.

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