Mumbai Toll Rises to 101

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2008 11:06 PM CST

(Newser) – The death toll in the Mumbai terror attacks rose to 101, and government troops continued to exchange gunfire with militants holed up in two posh hotels, the Times of India reports. As dawn broke over India's financial capital, it remained unclear how many—or if any—Westerners were being held hostage. Of those killed, six were foreigners, and the US knows of no American casualties.

At least 247 others were injured in the 10 coordinated attacks. The militants took hostages at the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels, and at a city hospital. They reportedly targeted Americans and Britons. At least some hostages were freed in overnight raids by government troops, but details were sketchy. A suspected Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility.