Ship that allegedly brought in terrorists intercepted

November 27th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) An Indian Navy ship Thursday gave a chase through high seas to intercept a merchant vessel that is suspected to have brought 10 terrorists to Mumbai for staging Wednesday’s synchronised attacks that rocked India and brought Mumbai to a standstill.”As of now, all that can be confirmed is that the vessel has been intercepted,” an Indian Navy officer here said.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) had also deployed two fast patrol vessels and two aircraft to look for merchant vessel, an ICG official said.

“The coastline from Gujarat to Mumbai is being currently patrolled to look for the MV Alpha,” an ICG official in Mumbai had told IANS on telephone shortly before the vessel was intercepted.

The most audacious terror attack in Mumbai began Wednesday night when militants attacked high profile landmarks, including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, the Oberoi Trident Hotel, the Metro Theatre and the Chhatrapati Shivaji (formerly Victoria Terminus) railway terminus.

At least 101 people, including a foreign tourist and four top police officers, were killed and over 250 injured in the attacks.

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