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A rewind to the night that haunts Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 22: On this Wednesday morning when the sole surviving gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged in in a Pune jail, it was a traumatic rewind to that Wednesday night almost four years ago,
IANS November 22, 2012 11:47 IST
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Mumbai, Nov 22: On this Wednesday morning when the sole surviving gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged in in a Pune jail, it was a traumatic rewind to that Wednesday night almost four years ago, a night that citizens of the Maximum City, or even the country, are unlikely to forget.



Terror came calling on India's financial and entertainment capital on the night of Nov 26, 2008 and stayed for 60 hours as 10 Pakistani gunmen laid bloody siege to some of the city's most loved landmarks, killing 166 people, injuring about 300 and leaving behind scars perhaps never to be healed.

As Mumbaikars readied for dinner, were settling down in front of the television or getting ready to party perhaps, the terrorists, that included Kasab, who was possibly their youngest member, sneaked into their city at about 9.30 p.m.

Heavily armed, yet undetected, they nonchalantly got off dinghys at Colaba, walked to the fishing village and hailed taxis to begin their terror mission that ended only late afternoon on Nov 29.