Coordinated attacks have been launched in Mumbai (Bombay) on tourist hotels and sites, leaving over a dozen dead. Some of the attacks were with machine guns, others with bombs. Two of the terrorists are said still to be holed up in a tourist hotel and under siege by Indian police. No word yet of the group behind this bold, coordinated attack, which is still going on.
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