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5 Facts You Must Know About 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

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India has never seen such terrorist attacks since independence when terrorists trained in Pakistan, used the sea route to enter India. The terrorists who participated in 26/11 Mumbai attacks were highly trained and were preparing for this strike for quite a long time. These attackers killed around 164 people and injuring more than 600 people.

1- It was on 21st November, 2008 that ten terrorists left Pakistan in boat, and headed towards India.

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2-The terrorists killed four fishermen and hijacked an Indian trawler.

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3-On 26th November, 2008, at around 9:20pm two gunmen opened fire at Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, which is one of the world’s busiest railway stations.Kasab

4-While Kasab was firing at the police officers in order to flee after being injured. An unarmed assistant sub-inspector of Mumbai Police,Tukaram Omble held onto the rifle of the injured Ajmal Kasab, enabling other officers to apprehend him, during which Kasab fired several shots at Omble which apparently resulted in his death.

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5-Within an hour, other attacks occurred at Leopold’s Restaurant, Oberoi Hotel, Nariman House and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel. Two taxis were also exploded in the city. In Nariman house in Colaba, two terrorists captured the building and several residents were made hostage.

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