Two boys claim they saw terrorists coming in boats

November 27th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Two boys, working at the Gateway of India, claim they saw the terrorists behind the most audacious terror strike in the country, loaded with big rucksacks alighting at the jetty and opening fire indiscriminately a few minutes later. “I saw some men with rucksacks alighting from a boat Wednesday night. I asked them where they wanted to go but they retorted it was none of my business,” a 13-year-old boy told CNN-IBN news channel.

Another boy, who saw them unloading heavy bags, said: “They were in a great hurry and immediately rushed away from here.”

According to intelligence agencies, the terrorists landed at the Gateway of India jetty, across the road from the 565-room Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, one of the seven places in the city they attacked Wednesday night.

After landing, the assailants commandeered vehicles to attack the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, the Leopold café and entered the Taj and the Oberoi Trident hotels where they held tourists as hostages.

At least 101 people, including a foreign tourist and four top police officers, were killed and over 250 injured in the series of planned and synchronised gunfire and bomb attacks in the heart of India’s financial capital late Wednesday.

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