The Nation is reminiscing the sufferers of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks today on its eighth anniversary as a range of events are being held across the country, especially in Mumbai, to pay homage to the people who died in the horrific attack.
The Mumbai terror attack lasted for four days in which 166 people were reported to be killed and 300 were injured.
26/11 attack was quite unusual in a sense that for the first time, terrorists trained in Pakistan used the sea route to enter India. There are many such facts about the Mumbai Terror attacks.
Here we are presenting some important facts about the 26/11 attack:
1. Ten Pakistani left in a boat on 21st November 2008 via sea route to head towards India.
The terrorists hijacked many travelers and killed 4 fishermen on their sail. They managed to reach Mumbai on 26 November 2008.
2. The 10 terrorists from Pakistan caused havoc in the municipality of Mumbai with more than 10 corresponding bombing and shooting attacks on a train station, hotels, a hospital and a Jewish society center over three days.
3. On 26th November 2008, at around 9:20pm, two gunmen opened fire at Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, which is said to be world’s busiest railway station.
The attackers including Ajmal Kasab, who was arrested later on, killed 58 people and injured 104 and fled the scene as the security forces arrived on the spot. The terrorists killed eight police officers in addition to many pedestrians.
4. A subordinate inspector of Mumbai Police, Tukaram Omble risked his life for the nation during the attacks of 26/11 to arrest Kasab.
Also, a retired army man, who had joined the Mumbai police, played a very important role in arresting Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor amongst the terrorists behind 26/11 attack.
5. Within the period of an hour, the Mumbai attacks occurred at 4 various locations including Leopold’s Restaurant, Oberoi Hotel, Nariman House and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel.