Mumbai Terror Attacks Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, which took place November 26-29, 2008.

Fatti

Ten Pakistani men associated with the terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba stormed buildings in Mumbai, uccidendo 164 persone. Nine of the gunmen were killed during the attacks, one survived. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, was executed in November 2012.
They traveled from Karachi, Pakistan, to Mumbai via boat. Along the way, they hijacked a fishing trawler and killed four crew members, throwing their bodies overboard. They also slit the captain’s throat.
    The terrorists docked at the Mumbai waterfront near the Gateway of India monument. They hijacked cars, including a police van, and split into at least three groups to carry out the attacks, secondo la polizia. The attackers used automatic weapons and grenades.

    Locations

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station:
    novembre 26, 2008 – Approximately 58 people are killed during a 90-minute attack.
    As the gunmen leave the train station, they fire into a crowd gathered around a police barricade. Ten additional people are killed outside the station.
    Cafe Leopold:
    novembre 26, 2008 – Approximately 10 people are killed in an attack which lasts 10-15 minuti.
    Cama and Albless Hospital:
    novembre 26, 2008 – Outside the hospital, gunmen ambush a group of police officers and kill six of them.
    Nariman House:
    novembre 26-28, 2008 – Seven people are killed in a three-day siege at a Jewish community center.
    Oberoi-Trident Hotel:
    novembre 26-28, 2008 – Approximately 30 people are killed in a three-day siege.
    Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel:
    novembre 26-29, 2008 – Approximately 31 people are killed in the four-day siege.

    Aftermath

    febbraio 25, 2009 – Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, is formally charged.
    ottobre 3, 2009 – US citizen David Coleman Headley (aka Daood Gilani) is arrested in Chicago. He is accused of scouting out locations to target in the Mumbai attack.
    ottobre 18, 2009 – Canadian citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana is arrested in Chicago. He is accused of facilitating the 2008 attacks by helping Headley obtain a fake visa to travel to Pakistan.
    novembre 25, 2009 – Seven men are charged in Pakistan in connection with the attacks, including the alleged mastermind, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
    marzo 18, 2010 – Headley pleads guilty.
    aprile 10, 2015 – Lakhvi is released on bail.
    novembre 24, 2017 – Lahore High Court frees Saeed from house arrest citing a lack of evidence. The United States, which labels Saeed as the leader of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, ha detto che lo era “deeply concernedabout his release.
      luglio 17, 2019 – Saeed is arrested by Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department on terror financing charges unrelated to the Mumbai attacks.
      febbraio 12, 2020 – Saeed is convicted of terror financing charges and sentenced to two prison terms of five and half years, to run concurrently.

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