Fresh fire, gunshots at Taj hotel

November 27th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Flames billowed out of a window at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel and gunfire could be heard from the Oberoi Trident here Thursday evening as security forces prepared to launch what could well be a final assault on terrorists who had been holed up inside for more than 19 hours. Fire broke out in a fourth floor room at the Taj as commandos confronted terrorists. More than nine gunshots were heard in a quick succession.

While the Taj has been cleared of all hostages, there are an unspecified number of guests and staffers inside the Oberoi Trident. People could be seen waving from their windows.

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