Mumbai Jewish Center Siege Over; Hostages Dead

Local news says assault on militants there is over
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 28, 2008 8:00 AM CST
An Indian commando comes down a rope to reach the top of Nariman House, a location under siege by suspected militants in Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.    (AP Photo/Siddhartha Babaji)
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(Newser) – A huge explosion shook Mumbai’s Jewish center as Indian commandos ended a siege on militants holding foreign hostages there, MSNBC reports. A local rescue service reported that all hostages inside were dead, including two Americans. Local news reports said the mission was over, with militants either dead or captured after commandos swept through each floor amid explosions and gunshots.