On the 14th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday paid tribute to people who lost their lives in Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks.
“On the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the nation remembers with gratitude all those we lost. We share the enduring pain of their loved ones and families. Nation pays homage to the security personnel who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” the President said.
In the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, many people lost their lives. At least 174 people and 300 people were injured. In the attack, people died including 20 security force personnel and 26 foreign nationals.
Meanwhile, the attack was placed by the 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba Pakistani terrorists who came to Mumbai via sea route from Pakistan.
The major spots of Mumbai were targeted by the terrorists with the first attack taking place at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station. The attack at the station was carried out by Ajmal Amir Kasab and Ismail Khan in which 58 people died and over 100 people were injured.
Kasab and Khan later entered to attack Cama Hospital, but due to the alertness of the hospital staff they thwarted but end up killing 6 police officers.
Moreover, the terrorist attacked the Nariman House business and residential complex. Then the terrorist attacked Leopold Cafe followed by Taj Mahal Hotel and Tower where 31 people were killed by the terrorist.
However, two terrorists entered the Oberoi-Trident hotel and four entered the Taj on 29 November 2008 National Security Guards (NSG) secured the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. After which over 160 people were killed and hundreds were left injured.
Furthermore, 9 terrorists were killed and Ajmal Amir Kasab was caught and in 2012 in Pune was sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail. It was believed Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), whose mastermind was Hafiz Saeed, was behind the attack.