On 26 November 2008, a group of 10 heavily armed terrorists from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba descended on India’s financial capital. They targeted several sites in the city, killing at least 174 people, including 20 security personnel and 26 foreign nationals. While 9 of the terrorists were gunned down, one was captured alive.
On the 12th anniversary of the gruesome 2008 Mumbai Terror Attack, Indians recall the resilience of the city which bounced back immediately after.
India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a tweet paid tribute to the martyrs of the Mumbai terror attack.
Several federal ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Railway and Trade Minister Piyush Goyal, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Bollywood actors, and sportsmen have joined everyday people in recalling the bravery of the security personnel who, while facing bullets, saved the city from a catastrophe.
12 years since the sad day. He is of the greatest son of our soil- Shaheed Tukaram Omble. The courage, the presence of mind and the selflessness demonstrated by him on that day- no words, no awards can do justice. Garv hai bahut aise mahaan insaan par 🙏🏼 #MumbaiTerrorAttack pic.twitter.com/zb8cI8xchA
The incident has also left deep scars in the minds of those who witnessed the incident from close quarters.
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