7,293. 11/26/2008

“The Pakistani group that carried out the [Mumbai] attacks, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), had…been officially banned in January 2002, but that did not prevent it from organizing the sixty-hour attack [from November 26-29, 2008]… LeT dispatched ten militants armed with assault rifles and grenades from Karachi on a boat out to sea, where they hijacked an Indian trawler for the five-hundred-mile trip to the oceanfront city of Mumbai. Once in Mumbai the terrorists sprayed gunfire at passengers at the central train station, took hostages, and executed guests at two five-star hotels, the Taj and the Oberoi, and attacked residents of the Nariman House Jewish center, leaving some 170 dead in their wake.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 265

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