Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Five of the alleged gunmen.

1. "Mumbai's chief police investigator Rakesh Maria showed photographs of the men taken from their bodies..." - India police 'name Mumbai gunmen'

2. In Mumbai: The doctors who conducted the post mortem said the bodies of the terrorists were beyond recognition. "Their faces were beyond recognition.... There was no way of identifying them," he said.

Asked how, if this is the case, they knew the bodies were indeed those of the terrorists, he said: "The security forces that brought the bodies told us that those were the bodies of the terrorists," he said, adding there was no other way they could have identified the bodies. - Rediff

BBC NEWS World Middle East Hijack 'suspects' alive and well

3. According to the police, the gunmen were:

Babar Imaran (Nariman House)
Nasir, alias Abu Umar (Nariman House)

Abu Ali (Taj Palace)
Soheb (Taj Palace)
Bada Abdul Rehaman (Taj Palace)
Nazir, alias Abu Omer (Taj Palace)

Fahad Ullah (Oberoi)
Abdul Rehaman Chota (Oberoi)

Ismal Khan (CST station)
Azam Amir Qasab (survived)

"Only one gunmen survived, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Iman, who remains in custody." (India releases details of nine dead Mumbai gunmen.)

4. "Police say one terrorist holed up inside Nariman House has been killed. Six more terrorists are suspected to be hiding inside the building." - Cached

pakalert on 4 December 2008 lists the following information about THE NARIMAN HOUSE STORY

From DNA India

“Some residents claimed that the suspects were keeping track of the police’s movements through a television in Nariman House.

“When the news of top police officials getting killed flashed in the television, we heard loud noises from the flat. It seemed they were celebrating,” Anand Raorane, a resident in a building opposite Nariman House, said.”

(Hemant Karare, who had been investigating terrorist activities by Indian army officers and politicians, was killed.)


“A hijacked Indian fishing boat used by the gunmen had equipment for 15 men on board when it was discovered adrift...

“Fifteen winter jackets were found, fifteen toothbrushes,” a police source said. “That more terrorists are loose is possible.”

There are conflicting reports on the number of terrorists and possible hostages that were in Nariman House.

It would seem from many eyewitness reports and local media that as the standoff continued, there were only two ‘hostages’, the Rabbi and his wife, and the rest were terrorists.

From DNA India

“The six terrorists who have made an Israeli family hostage at Nariman House building in Colaba can battle with the security agencies for at least three days without having to worry about food, local residents claimed on Thursday.”

From Yahoo News

"From the vantage point of three Black Cat snipers watching the building, I could see Nariman House’s shattered windows...

"The last person to leave, a young woman, told authorities that the only remaining hostages were the couple, who had made no sound or movement since the night before. By 5 p.m. they were presumed to be dead, and the Black Cat commandos moved in half an hour later, unleashing a volley of gunshots into the building. By 9:30 p.m. local time, the firing was still going on, and it was not clear whether the four to five suspects inside had been killed or captured."
From Mid-Day News


"One of the militants called up a television news channel and voiced his demands today, but, interestingly, when he was asked where are they all holed him, he said at the Israeli owned Nariman House and they are six of them here."

Reports at the end of the siege



Mystery woman had accompanied terrorists at Cama”


“The shopkeeper’s friend said, “He told me that when he saw Azam’s picture in Mumbai Mirror on Thursday, he realised it was the same youth who had visited his shop with a woman, who was also young. He mentioned they had been like any other youths.”

From The Jerusalem Post

Haka Head: Indian forces may have killed some hostages:

“The Indian commando raid launched to save the lives of Jewish and Israeli hostages at Mumbai’s Chabad House may have inadvertently ended the lives of one or more of the hostages, the head of a six-man ZAKA team in the terror-stricken Indian city told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday”.


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