Friday, November 28, 2008

Battles continue at Taj Mahal hotel

Mumbai’s police chief has told the Associated Press that 143 people had now died from the terror attacks. CNN-IBN were however declaring 155 killed. An Israeli diplomat, speaking on the Israeli television channel 2, has confirmed that 5 hostages were killed at Nariman House, also known as Chabad House, the Jewish centre where a Rabbi and a number of others had been held captive by militants. Other reports suggest that 2 militants were killed. Meanwhile a military operation continues at the Taj Mahal hotel where fires have broken out in a number of rooms. Battles could be clearly heard on live coverage on Sky News with a massive series of shots ringing out at 19:47 local time [14:17].

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