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Toll put at 195, casualties from Taj hotel not known

November 29, 2008 12:32 IST

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The toll in the worst-ever terror attacks in India mounted to 195 as several bodies were fished out from the Trident hotel and Nariman House after the completion of the 59-hour-long commando operations.

The figure is expected to be much higher, as casualty figure from the Taj Mahal Hotel [Images] is yet to be known. 

Sources in the disaster management cell of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said 195 people were killed, including 10 foreigners and 15 police personnel. Besides, 295 others were wounded. 

The injured had been admitted to several hospitals in the city. 

Anti Terrorism [Images] Squad chief Hemant Karkare [Images], Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, encounter specialist and Senior Inspector Vijay Salaskar were killed in the exchange of fire at Cama Hospital in south Mumbai on Wednesday night. 

Apart from them, National Security Guards Major Sandeep Unnithan and two commandos died during the operation and a commando injured in the Nariman House battle. 

The police said 10 terrorists were gunned down in the operation and another was injured. A large number of arms and ammunition were recovered from Trident hotel, Taj Mahal hotel and Nariman House.

UNI


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