The 2008 Mumbai attacks (often referred to as November 26th or 26/11) is a black day in history of Mumbai and India. More than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing 166 people and wounding at least 308.
According to investigations, the attackers traveled by sea from Karachi, Pakistan, across the Arabian Sea, hijacked the Indian fishing trawler ‘Kuber‘, killing the crew of four, and then forced the captain to sail to Mumbai. The attackers had planned the attack several months ahead of time and knew some areas well enough for the attackers to vanish, and reappear after security forces had left.
Today India marks two years since the Mumbai attacks. India today (on Friday Nov 26) marked the second anniversary of the militant attacks on Mumbai with memorial events and prayer meetings to honour the 166 victims killed during 60 hours of carnage.
Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with the help of his students created sand sculpture depicting the famous Gateway of India encapsulated in two huge open palms, and it was here that hundreds of tourists and residents Friday paid tribute to victims of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. People from various walks of life offered floral tributes to the 5 foot high sand sculpture in the temple city of Puri, some 56 km from Bhubaneswar.