Maharashtra Deputy CM says one militant caught aliveNovember 28th, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.28 (ANI): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R.R. Patil has confirmed that NSG commandos have caught one militant alive.
Patil informed reporters in Mumbai on Thursday that the joint operation is taking place at a slow pace keeping in mind the hostages held by the militants.
“Joint operation is taking place. They have held a few people hostages. Therefore, the operation is taking place at a slow pace. Five have been killed and one has been caught alive. We have got all the information,” said Patil.
Meanwhile, reports say that an Israeli family is being held hostage by gunmen in a Mumbai apartment building following a series of attacks in the city that have killed 127 people so far.
Local residents confirmed that the Israeli family lived in the building but they were not sure whether they were held hostages by the militants.
“Whether terrorists were staying here, nobody can say. There was one particular family that was the Israeli family which was staying here for two years and I suppose they were the priests because they used to conduct the prayers for the Israeli people who come here once a week. Now (whether) they are with them (or) not with them, we don”t know. Nobody can say that, but people have seen, yesterday in the afternoon, trunks going inside that building and people from Machimar nagar have also informed me that a boat is parked over there by which these people have come,” said Pooran Joshi, a local. (ANI)