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Terrorists Still at Large

A full day after terrorists assaulted a number of high profile targets in Mumbai, killing 125, the two hotels at the center of the carnage, the Taj Mahal and the Oberoi, remained under lockdown. The dead included at least nine foreigners and 14 policemen, among them some senior officers, while over 325 people were reported wounded. Police said they had killed five terrorists. A single terrorist was holding out in the Taj, which had been set ablaze three times, while the evening brought an all out assault by security forces on the terrorists who had taken hostages in the Oberoi, which was also on fire. At a third location, four Israelis were still being held by at least six armed men.