This Happened—November 26: Terror Strikes Mumbai
The city of Mumbai would suffer a coordinated terrorist attack carried out by Pakistani Islamist extremists on multiple targets, killing 166 people.
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What were the Mumbai Terror Attacks?
Now known as 26/11, the 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of 12 coordinated shootings and bombings carried out by 10 Pakistani Islamist extremists in the Indian city of Mumbai. The terrorists targeted taxis, cafes, hotels, a train station, and a Jewish Chabad house killing 166 people. Nine of the gunmen were killed during the attacks Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, was executed in November 2012.
Who was responsible for the Mumbai Terror Attacks?
An investigation revealed that the attacks were originally planned to take place in 2006 using Indian terrorists, before their weapons cache was ceized, foiling their plan. With the assistance of three Pakistani military officers, a group of 10 Pakistani men in a group called Lashkar-e-Taiba revived the plan and carried out the attacks in 2008.
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