There's more to Mumbai massacre
It is because this time, there is more to the harrowing accounts of survivors. There is more to Mumbai’s Hindus, Muslims and Christians standing shoulder to shoulder. There is more to Indians, Americans, British and Israelis weeping together.
Experts point out that this time, there weren’t suicide bombers or booby-trapped vehicles when terrorists targetted several places in India's business capital Mumbai. Their open but complex nature of the attacks was strikingly different from the sudden suicide missions seen worldwide. They were surely on a mission to kill and be killed, yet they engaged Indian security forces for a long period, 60 hours to be precise. During this, they fired, killed, lobbed grenades, moved up and down, here and there, and showed their capability of creating a lot of damage and death before being killed.
They resembled a small army sent into the heart of society with orders to kill and keep killing as long as possible, feel experts, adding that that their coordinated attacks turned parts of Mumbai into a combat zone. And this zone was more dangerous because the desperate victims weren’t able to shoot back. It was more like a massacre which is more like terrorism fused with insurgency and guerilla warfare.
In their attacks, the terrorists inflicted both panic and horror; and inflicted them for a longer period. The selection of iconic targets also gave a message to all nationalities that India is a terror-prone country from which they should stay out.
There was also a message to high and mighty to avoid 5-star New Year parties and shun all events and celebrations that often make life a joy.
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