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Mumbai attack: Timeline of terror strike

A timeline of the attacks by suspected Pakistani militants in Mumbai that have killed at least 119 people.

A timeline of the attacks by suspected Pakistani militants in Mumbai that have killed at least 119 people.

• About 9:20 p.m. Wednesday shooting starts at Chhatrapati Shivaji rail station, one of the world’s busiest, handling thousands of passengers each day.

• 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.

• At 10:50 p.m. 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.

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

• Around 3 a.m. Thursday, large fire breaks out at the Taj hotel and an hour later authorities begin escorting people out of the Taj hotel.

• At 9:15 a.m. Indian security forces are brought in to try to retake the Taj Mahal Palace hotel and the Oberoi hotel.

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• About 10:30 a.m., members of the National Security Guard start doing room-to-room searches at the Taj hotel and within the hour surround the Nariman House and local media shows people being rescued from the Oberoi hotel.

First published on: 28-11-2008 at 03:40:34 pm
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