Fresh firing at Taj hotel, Nariman House

November 28th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) As security agencies went in for the final kill, there was fresh firing Friday morning between terrorists and commandos of India’s elite National Security Guard (NSG) at the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel Tower and at Nariman House.At least seven-eight rounds of fire were exchanged between security agencies and the terrorists, suspected to be hiding on the ground floor of the Taj hotel. The firing begin at 11.40 p.m.

Television reporters and crew, who were barely 100 metres from the hotel building, dove for cover. Security agencies fear that the terrorists might still have one or two people in their custody.

There was similar exchange of fire at the five-storey Nariman House in Colaba where security forces have begun their final assault. Terrorists continue to hold an unspecified number of people hostage.

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