Mumbai Attack: 6 hostages killed at Oberoi Trident hotel, 93 hostages, mostly foreigners, rescued
Latest report coming from Mumbai attack is that at least 93 hostages, many of them foreigners, rescued from Oberoi hotel.The group, some of whom were carrying luggage with Canadian flags on, were taken away in cars without speaking to reporters.
The group included one man dressed in Chef's uniform and a small baby. Also it is confirmed that 6 hostages including many foreigners have been killed.
A heavy exchange of fire between the security personnel and the terrorists was reported soon after the rescue. One terrorist was reportedly killed in the crossfire.
An NSG official said at least six hostages too were killed.
“Terrorists don’t want to listen to anything. They are not ready to surrender. They are threatening to kill all hostages,” he said.
At least 100 persons, including a World Bank official, are suspected to be still trapped inside the hotel.
The rescued hostages, many of whom are foreign nationals, were swiftly escorted to a private bus, as anxious relatives and family members who were present outside the hotel heaved a sigh of relief.
Police had to resort to lathi charge to bring the crowd of curious onlookers under control.
The National Security Guard and Marine Commandos are into the final assault against terrorists at the Oberoi hotel. The assault team has sanitised parts of the Oberoi Trident.
Another NSG official informed CNN-IBN that room intervention operation was underway at the Oberoi, where two more floors are yet to be sanitised.
“A room intervention drill entry is made in every room, following which we check each and every thing without any collateral damage. It takes about four to five minutes,” he explained.
"Final assault is yet to happen," he added.