Shah pays tribute to Mumbai terror attack victims

New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) Paying tribute to the those victims and security personnel who lost their lives in Mumbai terror attack on November 26, 2008, Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed his condolences to the families of victims and security personnel.

Taking to twitter, he said, “I pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks and convey their condolences to their families”.

Grateful tribute to the brave security personnel who faced the terrorists in these attacks. This nation will always be grateful to your bravery and sacrifice, Mr Shah further said in his message.

India’s financial capital Mumbai was hit by this deadly attack on November 26, 2008 in which at least 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan reached the city by sea and opened fire indiscriminately at prominent locations in Mumbai on the November 26, 2008 evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and the Nariman House Jewish community centre, now renamed Nariman Light House.

As many as 166 innocent people were killed, including 18 security personnel, and the entire city was under a siege which lasted nearly 60-hours. Nine of the ten terrorists were killed by the security forces and a terrorist Ajmal Kasab was caught alive by the security personnel.

The then Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai’s Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte, Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble were martyred in this gruesome attack.


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