Taj Terrorists Dead; Threat Over

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 7:31 PM CST
An Indian soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns during gun battle between Indian military and militants inside the hotel in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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(Newser) – Commandos have gunned down the last two or three terrorists in the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, ending the crisis that paralyzed the city for 3 days and took at least 160 lives, CNN reports. Other luxury hotels were cleared out earlier today, but security forces continued to fight terrorists in the Taj throughout  the day, rocking the building with gunfire and explosions. Authorities are still searching the hotel, much of which was engulfed in flames after the gunfight.