Sanjay Jha, thanks for getting this story out so quickly. It will now show up on the home page for four hours. If new developments justify it, I'll renew this flag for another cycle.
Mumbai attacks: Indian commandos open fire at last hostage place
There's been a third explosion inside the Nariman House in Colaba, breaking the eerie silence for the third time in the last three hours. The building is still in darkness as the Army closes in. Snipers have taken position at Nariman House. About 100 commandos are closing in. Helicopters are circling above the building.
It's over 34 hours since Mumbai was taken over by terror. And there's still no end to the nightmare.
Operations are still on at Nariman House, the Taj Hotel and Oberoi Trident to flush out the remaining terrorists. There is report of one injured militant inside the Taj hotel.
Two to three terrorists are still in Nariman House but there are no more hostages inside.
At the Oberoi Trident, there are believed to be one or two terrorists inside but it's not clear if there are any hostages or how many people may still trapped in the hotel.
NSG commandos open fire from a chopper at Nariman house, where two to three terrorists are believed to be holed up.
A witness said security forces fired into the building, apparently to provide cover, as commandos rappeled down a rope from the helicopter.
NSG snipers at the site of a besieged Jewish center in Mumbai have opened fire.
Sharpshooters in buildings opposite the headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch began shooting early Friday as a helicopter circled overhead.
Militants were believed to be holed up inside the building - possibly with hostages.
Earlier, three fresh explosions rocked Nariman House early on Friday as security forces battled hard through the night to end the siege of Taj and Trident luxury hotels by heavily-armed terrorists as the death toll in the audacious strikes in ten places across the city climbed to 127.
As NSG commandos closed in on Nariman House, a Jewish residential complex in Colaba in south Mumbai, for a final assault, two explosions within a span of ten to 15 minutes slowed down their operation. A third explosion was heard at 4.47 am.
"The operation to clean up the Nariman House is still going on," Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) J K Dutt told reporters adding "it is just a matter of time and it will end soon".
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