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Today is the anniversary of the dreadful 26/11/08 terror attacks on Mumbai, India’s financial capital. It’s the terrorist attack that shook the entire country and the world, when Pakistani terrorists struck at various important locations in south Mumbai, including the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the Trident hotel, the Nariman House, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), as well as the Cama Hospital, the Metro cinema and the popular Leopold Cafe, among other locations. Of the nine terrorists, all were killed except Ajmal Kasab who was captured alive on Marine Drive and jailed in Mumbai. He was hanged on November 21, 2012, four years later, in brisk and secret operation. On the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks today, we share a news video of rare closed circuit television (CCTV) footage from inside the Taj Mahal Palace, where the Pakistani terrorists were attacking guests of the hotel for three days from November 26-28, 2008, before being killed by the National Security Guards (NSG) commandos. A total of 166 people were killed in the terrorist attack, including the hotel guests, commandos and hotel personnel. The then Taj manager lost his family members, too, but continued to fight to save the guests of the hotel.

This rare footage shows how the nine terrorists went from room-to-room searching for hotel guests and brutally killed them. The attackers were dressed in T-shirt and pajamas and carrying haversacks, in an appearance that is disturbing and seems so casual for such a deadly suicide operation. The trained terrorists randomly lobbed grenades at hotel rooms to pull people out. It was 60 hours of terror inside the iconic Taj hotel in Mumbai, overlooking the iconic Gateway of India monument. Our heart goes out to the families of the innocent people killed in these attacks, and also the heroes who fought the terrorists and sacrificed their lives.

Watch the video below in solidarity.