An Indian man (c) feeds pigeons outside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on November 26, 2010, on the second anniversary of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Here’s a look at the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, which took place on November 26-29, 2008.
Ten Pakistanis linked to the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba stormed buildings in Mumbai, killing 164. Nine gunmen were killed during the attacks, one survived. The lone surviving gunman, Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, was killed in November 2012.
He traveled to Mumbai by boat from Karachi, Pakistan. On the way, they kidnapped a fishing trawler and killed four members of the crew, dumping their bodies in the water. He also slit the captain’s throat.
Terrorist Docked on the Mumbai Waterfront Near Gateway of India Memorial. According to police, they hijacked cars including police vans and split into at least three groups to carry out the attacks. The attackers used automatic weapons and grenades.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station:
November 26, 2008 – About 58 people are killed in a 90-minute attack.
As the gunmen left the train station, they opened fire on the crowd gathered near the police barricades. Ten additional people have died outside the station.
November 26, 2008 – About 10 people are killed in an attack lasting 10-15 minutes.
Cama and Albless Hospital:
November 26, 2008 – Outside the hospital, gunmen ambushed a group of police officers and killed six of them.
November 26-28, 2008 – Seven people were killed in a three-day siege at the Jewish Community Center.
November 26-28, 2008 – About 30 people died in the three-day siege.
Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel:
November 26-29, 2008 – Around 31 people have died in the four-day siege.
25 February 2009 – Kasab, the only surviving gunman, has been formally charged.
3 October 2009 – American citizen David Coleman Headley (aka Dawood Gilani) has been arrested in Chicago. He is accused of searching the hideouts for the Mumbai attack.
18 October 2009 – Canadian citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana has been arrested in Chicago. He is accused of helping Headley obtain a fake visa to travel to Pakistan to facilitate the 2008 attacks.
25 November 2009 – Seven people accused in Pakistan In connection with the attacks including the alleged mastermind, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
March 18, 2010 – Headley confesses his crime
6 May 2010 – Kasab has been sentenced to death.
9 June 2011 – Rana has been found not guilty of conspiracy to provide material aid to the Mumbai attackers. He has been found guilty of two other charges including providing material aid to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
21 November 2012 – Kasab is hanged in an Indian prison at 7:30 am.
24 January 2013 – Headley was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
10 April 2015 – Lakhvi is out on bail.
November 24, 2017 – The Lahore High Court released Saeed from house arrest for lack of evidence. The US, which has named Saeed as the leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba, said it was “extremely concerned” about his release.
17 July 2019 – Saeed has been arrested by Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department on terror financing charges related to the Mumbai attacks.
February 12, 2020 – Saeed has been convicted of terrorism financing charges and sentenced to two five-and-a-half years in prison for running together.
December 10, 2020 – In exchange for detailed testimony about Lashkar-e-Taiba and the attacks, Headley receives a clemency by a court in Mumadai, India. He testifies in February 2016 from a United States prison.
2 January 2021 – Lakhvi has been arrested on charges of financing terrorist attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan and not for any specific incident. Six days later he is sentenced to three concurrent five-year sentences.