2008 Mumbai attacks

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The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai, India from November 26 to November 29, 2008. The attacks involved bombings, shootings, mass murder, and a hostage crisis. The targets included prominent locations such as the Leopold Café, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Cama Hospital, Nariman House, and Metro Cinema.

The attacks resulted in the deaths of 175 people, including 9 attackers, and over 300 injuries. The perpetrators were linked to the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, with Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi identified as one of the masterminds behind the attacks.

The Mumbai attacks were a significant event in India's history and had a profound impact on the country's security policies. The Indian government responded by strengthening its counter-terrorism measures and improving intelligence coordination.

The attacks also highlighted the need for international cooperation in combating terrorism. The incident led to increased cooperation between India and other countries in sharing intelligence and conducting joint counter-terrorism operations.

In the aftermath of the attacks, compensation was provided to the victims and their families. The Indian government also initiated various measures to enhance the security infrastructure and capabilities of its law enforcement agencies.

The 2008 Mumbai attacks serve as a reminder of the ongoing threat of terrorism and the need for constant vigilance in maintaining national security. The incident remains a significant event in India's history and continues to shape its approach to counter-terrorism.


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