Mumbai’s terrorist attack.
The calm was shattered in Mumbai in India on 26th. Nov. 2008, a city of 18 millions when a small group of 10 ruthless terrorist descended upon and unleashed their arsenal of heavy weapons and explosives indiscriminately and without mercy on innocent and defenseless civilians and targeted foreigners in 10 sites around this famous city.
They were like crazed maniacs with guns blazing and simply shot at any person in their sight. They had no feelings for humanity and they were out to create chaos and death and inflict the heaviest damage in this operation. They were told to kill everyone till their last breath and to kill 5,000 people
This was in fact a suicidal mission of no returns. It was unlike those normal taking hostage and ransom cases . This was like the US 911 where their intentions were to destroy with the maximum collateral damage.
They were young and well trained militants who carried out their attacks in a well planned and coordinated attack but none were able to leave alive. They were hunted down and shot dead by the Indian army commandos and one was captured alive to tell the story.The horrendous attack left 195 dead and the toll is likely to rise ,over 300 were injured.
As the events unfurled, stories of valiant men and heroes emerged. Those who survived the massacre were happy to be alive. The staff of those establishments , the police and the army helped and rescued many people caught in the cross fire and unfortunately 18 foreigners and 16 security personnel’s were killed in that Mumbai terror attack.
The city will never feel the same again as it mourns for the loss of those who lose their life’s in this unfortunate and tragic incident. It is the blackest day for India .
It is so easy for a determined group of violent people to go out there to wreck havoc and destroy. Many cities will have to upgrade their securities and defense against such brutal attacks in the future.
Our thoughts and prayers for all those families of those injured and dead. May God give them the strength and the grace to heal their wounds and their loss.