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New Explosion, Shooting Heard At Mumbai Hotel

Explosions and gunshots "have been heard inside Taj hotel" Thursday, following reports that hostages there were rescued, The Times of India reports. As police attempted to "flush out terrorists," around 200 victims still trapped at the Oberoi Trident hotel. At least 101 people died, including six foreigners, in the coordinated attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday. At about 10 local time, gunmen with AK-47s and grenades struck landmarks across India's financial capital, including the Taj and Oberoi hotels, a café popular with foreign backpackers, and a train station. The chief of the city's anti-terror squad was among the dead in the attacks, which "appeared to be aimed at getting international attention, as the terrorists took up to 40 British nationals and other foreigners hostage," The Times reports.