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PM, Cabinet Ministers and CMs pay tribute to victims of 26/11 attacks

On this day in 2008, armed militants attacked a dozen locations in Mumbai. At least 166 people were killed and over 300 injured in the attacks.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and said that 14 years ago when India was celebrating its Constitution and citizens’ rights, enemies of humanity carried out the biggest terror attack.

“Today is also the anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. 14 years back, when India was celebrating its Constitution and citizens’ rights, enemies of humanity carried out the biggest terror attack on India. I pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack,” said PM Modi.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday paid heartfelt tributes to those who lost their lives in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks and said the day gives a message to the whole world to fight unitedly against terrorism.

“I pay my heartfelt tributes to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and remember and salute our brave security personnel who made the supreme sacrifice fighting the terrorists. Today gives a message to the whole world to fight unitedly against terrorism,” Shah said in a tweet.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also said that the country has not forgotten the incident nor will it ever forget.

“On the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai, I salute the memory of all those who lost their lives in this incident. My heartfelt tributes to the security personnel who sacrificed their lives while fighting this attack. This country has not forgotten the incident of 26/11, nor will it ever forget,” Singh said.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said remembered all those who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack and sheer valour of our security forces who saved countless lives.

“The cowardly terror attack in Mumbai on this day 14 years ago snuffed out several innocent lives. Remembering all those who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack and sheer valour of our security forces who saved countless lives. Nation is indebted to their sacrifice,” Sarma said in a tweet.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too extended his condolences to the families of the deceased.

The Congress party, in a tweet, said,” We pay our humble tributes to the martyrs and victims of the ghastly Mumbai terror attacks of 26th November, 2008. India has always stood strongly against terrorism & we pledge to continue to fight against all forms of terror.”

At least 174 people, including 20 security force personnel and 26 foreign nationals, were killed and more than 300 others were injured in the terror attacks carried out by 10 gunmen from Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades, the terrorists targeted civilians at numerous sites in the southern part of Mumbai, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, the popular Leopold Cafe, two hospitals, and a theatre.

While most of the attacks ended within a few hours after they began at around 9.30 p.m. on November 26, the terror continued to unfold at three locations where hostages were taken – the Nariman House, where a Jewish outreach centre was located, and the luxury hotels Oberoi Trident and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower.