10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

On the anniversary of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, the police force will remember the more than a dozen officers who were killed in a ceremony.

FP Staff November 26, 2018 17:06:51 IST
10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims
10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

On 26 November 2008, militants from Pakistan unleashed a wave of violence across Mumbai that lasted three days and played out on TV news channels around the world. Getty Images

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

During the 26/11 attacks, the terrorists struck several targets in a series of coordinated attacks, including luxury hotels, the city's main railway station, a restaurant popular with tourists and a Jewish centre. They entered CST station and fired indiscriminately. AP

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

Six hostages — including the rabbi and his pregnant wife — were killed at Nariman House, a Jewish cultural and religious centre. Getty Images

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

Over 60 hours, four attackers shot dead guests and hotel staff, detonated explosives and set parts of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, including its famous dome, on fire. More than 30 people also died at the Oberoi and Trident hotels in a 42-hour siege involving shootings, explosions and hostage-taking. Reuters

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

The dramatic scenes were beamed live on television as Indian commandos battled the heavily armed gunmen and guests tried to escape out of windows and rooftops. Getty Images

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

The Leopold Cafe, which was also attacked on 26 November 2008, reopened on 2 December 2008. Getty Images

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

Thousands of Mumbaikars took to the streets to take part in candlelight marches in the weeks that followed. Getty Images

10th anniversary of 2611 Mumbai terror attacks Residents to lay wreaths at memorial in honour of victims

On Monday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Mumbai's police force will remember its officers — who were killed in the attacks — in a ceremony. Relatives of the victims will also lay wreaths at a police memorial honouring the dead. Getty Images

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