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26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Here’s what happened in the city

HT looks back at how the events unfolded and lessons we have learnt or are yet to learn after the terror attacks.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2017 11:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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One hundred and sixty-six people died and more than 300 injured in the attacks on November 26, 2008. (HT File Photo)

On this day, nine years ago, Mumbai was under siege as members of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out attacks at landmark places such as Taj Hotel, CST railway station, Cafe Leopold that had killed 166 and injured more than 300.

The release of 26/11 mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, from house arrest on November 24, has “outraged” the Indian government and has been condemned by the United States, which has been witnessing terrorist attacks recently.

Here’s what had happened in Mumbai on November 26, 2008:

Guarding Mumbai’s 114-km coastline — used by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists to enter the city — is the focus of the government.

First Published: Nov 26, 2017 11:04 IST