Timeline: Mumbai 26/11 attacks
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Timeline: Mumbai 26/11 attacks

Nov 26, 2008 (9:20 pm): Shooting starts at Chhatrapati Shivaji rail station, one of the world's busiest, handling thousands of passengers each day.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2009 12:09 IST

Nov 26, 2008 (9:20 pm)

Shooting starts at Chhatrapati Shivaji rail station, one of the world's busiest, handling thousands of passengers each day.

Nov 26, 2008

Within the hour, other attacks occur at four other locations: the Nariman House, home of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch; Leopold's restaurant, a landmark popular with foreigners; the Oberoi hotel, a five-star landmark; the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, a landmark of Mumbai luxury since 1903, and a favorite watering hole of the city's elite.

Nov 26, 2008 (10:50 pm)

Shooting breaks out near Times of India newspaper offices in southern part of the city, quickly followed by attacks near the Bombay Municipal Corporation, the civic body that governs Mumbai, and the Cama hospital in southern Mumbai and the GT hospital in the city center.

Nov 27, 2008

Just after midnight gunman attack the Vidhan Sabha, the legislative assembly, the lower house of state legislature in India.

Nov 27, 2008 (3 am)

Large fire breaks out at the Taj Mahal hotel and an hour later authorities begin escorting people out of the Taj Mahal hotel.

Nov 27, 2008 (9:15 am)

Indian security forces are brought in to try to retake the Taj Mahal hotel and the Oberoi hotel.

Nov 27, 2008 (10:30 am)

Members of the National Security Guard start doing room-to-room searches at the Taj Mahal hotel and within the hour surround the Nariman House and local media shows people being rescued from the Oberoi hotel.

Nov 27, 2008

* Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blames militant groups based in India's neighbors, which usually means Pakistan.

* Pakistan condemns the attacks and promises full cooperation in fighting terrorism

Nov 28, 2008

* At the Trident Oberoi Hotel, commandos kill two militants and free 143 guests.

* Gunmen continue to hold out at the nearby Taj Mahal hotel.

* Five hostages inside the besieged Jewish center are found dead.

Nov 29, 2008

* Elite Black Cat commandos kill the last four of the gunmen after days of room-to-room battling inside the Taj Mahal hotel.

* Of the at least 172 people killed, 19 were foreigners, including businessmen and tourists. Among them were were six Americans. The dead also included Germans, Canadians, Israelis and nationals from Britain, Italy, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, Singapore and Mexico.

* Nine gunmen and 20 police and soldiers are also killed. A 10th militant is caught alive.

Dec 1, 2008

* India demands that Pakistan take "strong action" against those behind the deadly Mumbai attacks as Washington pressured Islamabad to cooperate with the investigation.

* The only known surviving attacker told police that his group trained for months in camps operated by a banned Pakistani militant group, learning close-combat techniques, explosives training and other tactics for their three-day siege.

* Teams from the FBI and Britain's Scotland Yard met with top Indian police as they prepared to help collect evidence.

Dec 2, 2008

* A senior Bush administration official said the US warned India before last week's brutal attacks in Mumbai that terrorists appeared to be plotting a mostly waterborne assault on its financial capital.

* A senior US State Department official said there is reason to suspect that the attacks were the work of a group at least partly based in Pakistan. The official did not detail the evidence, and did not single out any one terror organization as suspect.

Dec 3, 2008

* India's defense minister warned military chiefs to be prepared for terror attacks from the air and the sea in the wake of bungled response to the attacks.

* Police found explosives hidden in a bag in Mumbai's main train station, which they said were left over from last week's attacks. The bomb squad defused the two 8-pound bombs.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited New Delhi and called for full cooperation from Pakistan in a bid to ease tensions in the region after the attacks.

First Published: Apr 17, 2009 12:05 IST