The Mumbai 2008 attack a.k.a 26/11 was a chain of terrorist attack that took place in November in the year of 2008. There were 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, it was an Islamist terrorist organization from India’s biggest enemy country, Pakistan. They successfully achieved 12 synchronized bomb attacks and firing that lasted 4 days in the Mumbai.  This attack withdrew the attention of everyone all over the world. The attack lasted for 4 days, began on Wednesday, 25 November 2011 and continued till Saturday, 29 November 2011.

174 people died in this attack, including 9 terrorist and more than 300 people were injured. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Chabad House, The Oberoi Trident, the Taj Palace & Tower was attacked 8 times. There was also a massive explosion in Mazagaon. On 28 November, in the early morning except Taj Hotel all the sites were secured by Mumbai Police and security force. Operation Black Tornado was conducted by Indian’s National Security Guard to wash out the left-over attackers, this winded up with death of remaining attacker in Taj Hotel and ended the strike. Pakistan dined the attack. Ajmal Kasab was the only attacker who survived the strike. He revealed that he and other 9 were the members of terrorist group named Lashkar-e-Taiba. Soon later the Indian Government declared that the attackers were from Pakistan, and they were controlled from there itself only. After this Pakistan confirmed that the sole survivor of the attack was a citizen of Pakistan. On 19 April 2015, the major person Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi who initiated the attack was prison free on bail and got vanished. He was then again caught and arrested in Lahore on 2 January 2021.


Mumbai has faced many terrorists attack since the 13 interrelated bomb explosions in which 257 were killed and 700 were injured. In the year 1993 an attack was carried out with the feeling of taking revenge in earlier religious breakdown for peace that killed many Muslims. In the year 2006 on 6th of December, a blast in a Ghatkopar station killed two people and 28 were injured. The bomb explosion took place on the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. In January 2003, the Prime Minister of Indian, Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited the city, and a day before that a bicycle bomb explode near the Vile Parle station in Mumbai, in which one person died and 25 were injured. On 25 August in the year 2003, two bombs were dropped in South Mumbai, one near the Gateway of India and the other at Zaveri Bazaar situated in Kalbadevi, 44 people were killed and 150 were serious due to this attack. On the Suburban Railway in Mumbai seven bomb were exploded within 11 minutes on 11th of July 2006, which killed 209 people, 22 foreigners were also included in this and more than 700 injured. According to the Mumbai Police, the bombings were carried out by Laskhar-e-Taiba group of terrorists.

With due respect I salute Mumbai police the real life heroes who were standing still and showed enough bravery to fight against the group of terrorists not once but many times and made all the people of Mumbai to feel safe and secure.

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