Mumbai attacks: 4 terrorists holed up in Taj hotel
Gunbattle is still on between Indian security forces and fresh explosion have been heard from Taj and oberoi hotels, the situation remained tense and death toll has reached to 101. Senior security officals said that still 4 terrorists are holed in the Taj hotel.
At least four terrorists are holed up in the Taj Hotel where 40 to 50 guests were still trapped, a senior army officer said here today.
"In this area there are four to five terrorists," Major R K Hooda, General Officer Commanding of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat said. There are an estimated 40 to 50 guests still trapped in the hotel, he said.
There were multiple explosions and gunfire at the Taj Hotel in south Mumbai in the wee hours and NSG commandos have launched an operation to flush out the ultras. Many of those trapped in the hotel since last night were rescued early this morning.
There can be 10 to 12 terrorists involved in the terror attack inside Taj Hotel in Mumbai, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil said today. Five of them have been killed and one of them arrested, he told reporters outside the hotel as security forces prepared to launch an assault to end the terror.
Patil said he was not sure about the exact number of hostages in the hotel where commandos of NSG and Mumbai Police were involved in the operation.
He said they have not received any demands from militants and hoped that a breakthrough will be achieved soon. Patil said the operation was delicate in view of the safety of the hostages. He claimed police have got some leads but declined to elaborate.