"Just 10 Gunmen" in Mumbai Attack Police Chief Confirms
TEN TERRORISTS caused all the mayhem it has been revealed today, of which nine are dead and one - from Pakistan - captured. Three gunman's bodies were recovered from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
It is believed the terrorists had lived in the city for a month before the sustained assault.
The SUN newspaper is claiming today that TWO of the gunmen are British Pakistanis from Leeds, while the DAILY MIRROR claims that SEVEN were British and came from Leeds, Bradford and Hartlepool and trained at Pakistani terrors camps, and connects them to the 7/7 suicide bombers in London.
Just 10 militants, the city’s police commissioner suggested Saturday, had caused all the mayhem.
“With confidence I can say that 10 terrorists came in,” said the commissioner, Hasan Gafoor. “We killed nine of them and one was captured alive.”
His comments were confirmed by Mr. Deshmukh, although it remained unclear whether they might have been referring to 10 attackers coming in by sea to join accomplices who, according to unconfirmed local news reports, might have embedded themselves in Mumbai days before the attacks. Investigations were ongoing Saturday night.
A senior Mumbai police inspector, Nagappa R. Mali, identified the captured suspect as a 21-year-old Pakistani man, Ajmal Amir Kasab. Mr. Mali said the man had a fourth-grade education and worked as a laborer.
Four other suspected terrorists were at the morgue at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai. Officials there put their ages between 20 and 25. All four were males.
Around dawn on Saturday, gunfire began to rattle inside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, one of about a dozen sites that the militants attacked in their rampage beginning Wednesday night. The terrorists never issued any manifestoes or made any demands, and it seemed clear from their stubborn resistance at the Taj that they intended to fight to the last.
It wasn’t long before flames were
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India