Intermittent gunshots broke the night silence at the Taj Mahal Hotel as commandos engaged terrorists hiding inside the luxury hotel in a firefight well past midnight on Friday. At least three-four terrorists are believed to be hiding inside the heritage building, a top official said, adding that he expected the siege to be over by the morning.
National Security Guards Director General J.K. Dutt said three-four terrorists were suspected to be inside the labyrinthine building. He said the commandos were re-thinking their strategy as the terrorists could be "changing their tactics".
The Taj Mahal Hotel is the last building where terrorists are still holding out. The security forces freed two other buildings - the Oberoi Trident and the Jewish centre of Nariman House, or Chabad House, on Friday.
At least 148 people have been killed and 327 injured in the Mumbai terror attacks.