2008 Mumbai attacks

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2008 Mumbai terrorist attack (usually known as Chabbis Gayarah or 26/11 ) is the Pakistan sail from infiltrators. Some of the notorious terrorist by the, India's largest city Mumbai took place more than 10 continuous shooting and bombing events. The militants who gathered information for the attack later admitted that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was helping them. The attack lasted from 26 November to 29 November 2008. 174 people were killed and at least 308 injured in the incident. This incident is strongly condemned all over the world.

2008 Mumbai attacks
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Locations of the 2008 Mumbai attacks
LocationMumbai, India
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Date26 November 2008 (2008-11-26) – 29 November 2008 (2008-11-29)
21:30 (26/11) – 08:00 (29/11) (IST, UTC+05:30)
Attack type
Bombings, shootings, hostage crisis,[1] siege
WeaponsAK-47, RDX, IEDs, grenades
DeathsApproximately 166, in addition to 9 attackers[2]
Injured300+[2]
VictimsSee casualty list for complete list
PerpetratorsZakiur Rehman Lakhvi[3][4] and Lashkar-e-Taiba[5][6][7]
No. of participants
10
Defenders
MotiveIslamic terrorism

The flow of events[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]

The terrorists started their journey from the port of Karachi . They were on the same ship until the deep sea. They then hijacked an Indian fishing boat and came ashore in Mumbai, killing its sailor.

Eight attacks took place in south Mumbai . Places the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , the Oberoi Trident , the to Taj Mahal Palace & in Tower , Leopold Cafe , Cama Hospital (Women's and Children's Hospital), Narimyana House Jewish Community Center, Metro Adlabs , and an alley behind the Times of India building and St. Xavier's College . Also in Mazagaon and Villa Pearl in the port area of ​​MumbaiAn explosion also occurred in a taxi. By the morning of November 26, Mumbai police and other guards had secured all the affected areas except the Taj Hotel. On November 29, the Indian National Guard (NSG) killed the remaining militants who had taken refuge at the Taj Hotel (Operation Black Tornado) and liberated the city.

Diplomatic relations during the attack[edit | edit source | hide]

On the day of the attack, on 26 November 2006, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mohammad Qureshi visited India at the invitation of then Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee. He grew up in the Hyderabad building in Delhi. They were supposed to gather for lunch in Chandigarh the next day. At night, Pranab Mukherjee got the news of the Mumbai attacks. Pranab canceled his visit to Chandigarh. He advised Cyrus to return to his homeland. A Pakistan Air Force plane came and took Qureshi away.

The aftermath of the attack[edit | edit source | hide]

Ajmal Kasab , the only militant captured alive, admitted in cross-examination that the militants were members of the Pakistani organization Lashkar-e-Taiba . The group has been listed as a militant group by India, Pakistan, the United States , the United Kingdom and the United Nations . The Indian government stated that the attackers came from Pakistan and were controlled from Pakistan.

On January 1, 2009, the then Home Minister Shivraj Patil was removed. Sonia Gandhi asked Pranab Mukherjee to take charge of the home ministry. Eventually Palaniyappan Chidambaram took charge.

On January 8, 2009, Sherry Rahman, Pakistan's information minister, officially acknowledged that Ajmal Kasav was a Pakistani citizen.

On February 12, 2009, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rahman Malik said the attack was planned in Pakistan.

On May 8, 2010, a special court sentenced Ajmal Kasav to death for five offenses.

WikiLeaks has linked ISI to the attack.

References[edit | edit source | hide]

  1. Magnier, Mark; Sharma, Subhash (27 November 2008). "Terror attacks ravage Mumbai". Los Angeles Times. p. A1. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
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  3. Masood, Salman (12 February 2009). "Pakistan Backtracks on Link to Mumbai Attacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  4. Haider, Kamran (12 February 2009). "Pakistan says it arrests Mumbai attack plotters". Reuters. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  5. Aziz, Hadi (12 November 2012). "Pakistan admits Pakistanis, LeT training camps used for Mumbai attacks". The News Tribe. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  6. Nelson, Dean (8 July 2009). "Pakistani president Asif Zardari admits creating terrorist groups". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  7. "Pakistan admits Mumbai terror link". The National. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  8. "Army preparing for final assault, says Major General Hooda". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  9. "India Blames Pakistan as Mumbai Siege Ends". Deutsche Welle. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2011.