November 28, 2008 / 5:52 PM / 11 years ago

TIMELINE-Attack on Mumbai

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Indian commandos stormed a Jewish centre in Mumbai on Friday, killing two Islamist gunmen but failing to save five hostages, after two days of bloodshed in the city.

Following is a timeline of the attacks on Mumbai:


— Islamist gunmen attack Mumbai in at least seven places shortly after 10.30 p.m. Around two dozen militants armed with automatic rifles and grenades attack targets including luxury hotels — the Taj Mahal and the Trident Oberoi — hospitals, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and the popular Leopold cafe.

— Gunmen remain holed up in the hotels and at Chabad House, a popular stop for Israeli visitors. Many are reported killed and the army begins moving into the Trident Oberoi hotel.

— Police say at least some of the attackers came ashore in a rubber dinghy.

— The chief of the police anti-terrorist squad in Mumbai is killed in the attack.


— Commandos fight room-to-room battles in the two hotels to rescue people trapped by the gunmen. Explosions rattle the Taj hotel where some hostages are rescued.

— Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blames militant groups based in India’s neighbours, usually meaning Pakistan.

— Pakistan condemns the attacks and promises full cooperation in fighting terrorism.


— India points a finger at Pakistani-linked “elements” for the attacks in Mumbai.

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

— A lone gunmen continues to hold out at the nearby Taj hotel.

— Five hostages inside the besieged Jewish centre are found dead.

— At least 12 foreigners — three Germans, two Americans, one Australian, a Briton, Canadian, two French, an Italian and a Japanese national — are among the dead.

— Pakistan says the two countries face a common enemy. Urging India not to play politics, it agrees to send its spy chief to share intelligence on the suicide attacks.

— Police say 124 people are killed and 284 wounded.

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