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‘Most Heinous Attack, India Can’t Forget’: PM Modi On 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack Anniversary

On 26 November 2008 terrorists from Pakistan launched an audacious terror attack on India’s financial capital—Mumbai.

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Police officers walk outside the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the sites of the Mumbai terror attacks
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as “most heinous terror attack” on India.

While referring to the terror attack on its anniversary, he said India can never forget this day.

He made these comments during his monthly radio address to the country—“Mann ki Baat”.

"...We can never forget November 26... It was today that a heinous attack took place on our country... I pay my tribute to all the people who lost their lives in the Mumbai attack...," Modi said.

More than a decade ago, terrorists from Pakistan launched an audacious terror attack on India’s financial capital—Mumbai.

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On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by the sea route and opened indiscriminate firing, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores of rupees.

The then Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai's additional police commissioner Ashok Kamte and senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar were among those killed in the attacks.

The terror attack began on November 26, 2008 and lasted until November 29. 

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Nariman House Jewish community centre were some of the places targeted by the terrorists.

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Nine terrorists were later killed by the security forces.

Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive. He was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

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