DAY 3: Fresh explosions rock Nariman house
Three fresh explosions rocked Nariman House early Friday morning as security forces battled hard through the night to end the siege of Taj and Trident luxury hotels. Control room numbers set up by Ministry of External Affairs +91 11 2301 5300 | +91 11 2301 2113 | +91 11 2301 3537 | Helplines: Taj- 022-66574322, 022-66574372, 1800 111 825; Trident- 011-23890606What can we do to make India safe? | Surfers' Response|Spl: Mumbai under attack| See videos | Mumbai bleeds:1| 2| 3| 4| 5|india Updated: Nov 28, 2008 07:41 IST
Three fresh explosions rocked Nariman House in Mumbai on Friday morning as security forces battled hard through the night to end the siege of Taj and Trident luxury hotels by heavily-armed terrorists as the death toll in the audacious strikes in ten places across the city climbed to 127.
As NSG commandos closed in on Nariman House, a Jewish residential complex in Colaba in south Mumbai, for a final assault, two explosions within a span of ten to 15 minutes slowed down their operation. A third explosion was heard at 4.47 am.
"The operation to clean up the Nariman House is still going on," Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) J K Dutt told reporters adding "it is just a matter of time and it will end soon".
Dutt said the operations at Hotel Taj was by and large over with just one injured terrorist still holed-up in the building. "He has been injured and I think we will be able to mop up the operation there very quickly," he said.
First Published: Nov 28, 2008 06:58 IST