Two blasts heard at Mumbai’s Nariman House (With Israel concerned about rabbi held hostage, to send rescue team)

November 28th, 2008 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Two blasts were heard early Friday at the Nariman House in south Mumbai, even as the security forces prepared to storm the building, one of the three that terrorists had targeted in their audacious attacks Wednesday night.It wasn’t immediately clear what had caused the blasts as the media had been barred from the area, eyewitnesses said.

Earlier, it was reported that at least seven hostages had been brought out of the building but this could not be immediately confirmed.

Nariman House, also known as Chabad House, lies some 100 metres away as the crow flies from the Oberoi-Trident Hotel that the terrorists have stormed, apart from the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel.

National Security Guard commandos are in the process of conducting clean-up operations in the two hotels but it would be quite a while before the all-clear is sounded, officials at the spot said

Chabad House is a popular stop that provides different services to visiting Israeli tourists, including kosher food.

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