India Clears Last Mumbai Siege Site

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Mumbai, India (AP) With the final siege site in Mumbai cleared, Indian authorities say the death toll from last week's terror attack stands at 172.

Security forces searched through 565 rooms of the Taj Mahal Hotel in search of booby traps and bodies and, two days after they killed the final three gunmen holed up there, they say the landmark is clear.

A government spokesman says it's unlikely any more bodies will be found. The army had already cleared the five-star Oberoi Hotel and the headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish center.

A senior police official says the only gunman captured after the nearly three-day siege says he belongs to a Pakistani militant group with links to Kashmir. He was one of 10 who paralyzed the city in the attack that also left 239 wounded.

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