Mumbai on high alert after terror attack Zeenews Bureau
Mumbai, Nov 26: Indiscriminate firing and blasts in different parts of
South Mumbai left 15 people dead on Wednesday night. Police sources are
putting down the attacks as an act of terror. All the blasts have taken
place in the vicnity of posh hotels.
The firing has taken places at the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
railways station, outside Café Leopold in Colaba, Nariman point and
outside the Taj and the Tridient, formely Oberoi hotel. Indiscriminate
firing was reported from the Taj hotel, with sources saying that 4
terrorists could be holed up inside.
Ten people have been killed in firing at Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus (CST) station, say police.
Police sources said two groups of terrorists came to
CST area with one of them entering the station and another
setting off grenades outside Metro cinema near the station.
Armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades, the terrorists entered the
passenger hall of crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway
station and opened fire and threw a grenade killing two to three
persons, Mumbai General Railway Police Commissioner A K Sharma said. He
did not give details.
Two explosions also went off outside CST and eyewitnesses
reported they heard gunshots outside the railway station
The Trident hotel lobby has caught fire.
Some people have been injured in the firing and have been taken to a nearby hospital in police vans and ambulance.
Director General of Police A N Roy said at least two
terrorists were holed up inside the Trident Hotel where firing
The anti terror squad led by its chief Hemant Karkare, has entered Oberoi.
Firing was also reported at Cama Hospital in south
A blast was reported in a taxi under a flyover in
suburban Vile Parle.
Meanwhile, Railway authorities have stopped trains going
to CST in view of the firing incidents. Extra forces have also been rushed to the station.
Blasts have been reported from Majhgoan and Vile Parley,
outside the BMC office, Nariman house and outside Centaur hotel and at
Colaba. All the five deaths have been reported from Vile Parley.
The attack could be a possible act of terror, police say.
High alert has been sounded in Mumbai, and the police has asked the public to stay indoors.