Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mumbai, India, Asia, Eurasia: Blasts, hostage situations kill over 100: foreigners thought to be targetted

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. BBC World News 27/11/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Over 100 people have been killed, over 300 injured in co-ordinated, and tactical terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The attacks, however are thought to aim at the Indian economy. If it were simply more terrorist attacks, this is common in a country with tens of thousands of internal refugees, a Genocide active in Orissa, and many rebels groups. Analysis of the tragedy has lead accusations to be made at Al Qaeda, however: Somalia's international underground may also have some connection to this: due to Indian attacks on Pirates, Maoist Rebels, or one of many groups could well be responsible for attacks. No claims were made over responsibility.

Attacks involved high class hotels, tourism, and a train station.

What differs in this attack, is that it targeted foreigners, and killed over 100 people in a central economic hub of India. It certainly seems, as September 11th was: to be aimed at economics, not statements alone.

With thanks to an important correspondent of our online paper: we have noted this tragedy.

The following links are from a secular media house, we were alerted to them by our correspondent:
Video of circumstances of attacks:

http://www.thestar.com/fpLarge/video/544181

images of circumstances, results of attacks:

http://www.thestar.com/fpLarge/photo/544192

Indians abroad mourn attacks:

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/544190

Update: a newly known Islamic group has claimed responsibility, according to one news source, we have yet to verify this.

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