Commandos in control of Oberoi Trident hotel

November 28th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) The head of India’s commando unit said Friday that his men had taken “full control” of the Oberoi Trident hotel after killing the last of two terrorists.J.K. Dutt, director general of the National Security Guard (NSG), told reporters that they had found six bodies and were now searching every room for hidden terrorists and possible guests.

Dutt said two AK-47 rifles and a pistol have been seized from the dead terrorists whom they first tried to capture.

The NSG, which was deployed to take on terrorists who caused havoc in Mumbai from Wednesday night killing some 125 people, had also found live grenades. These would now be defused.

“The Oberoi is (now) empty (of terrorists). Two terrorists have been killed. The entire Trident and Oberoi hotel is under our full control,” he told an army of reporters at the hotel’s premises.

He said Indian soldiers and the Maharashtra Police had thrown an effective ring around the hotel while the commando operation was on to prevent terrorists from escaping.

Dutt said since the keys of some rooms were missing, the NSG was using explosives to force open locked doors.

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