Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama Leads Global Condemnation of Mumbai Gun, Grenade Attacks

By Michael Heath

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- President-elect Barack Obama led global condemnation of grenade and gun assaults in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, the third major terrorist attack targeting foreigners in South Asian nations this year.

The U.S. will work “with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks,” Obama’s transition team said in a statement. Gunmen raided Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Oberoi and Trident hotels and carried out attacks across the city that killed as many as 80 people.

The violence in Mumbai came two months after a suicide bombing on the Marriot Hotel in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, killed 40 people and a January attack on the luxury Serena Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killed eight.

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