World shocked by Mumbai terror attacks

A SERIES of coordinated attacks across the Indian city of Mumbai left hundreds dead as luxury hotels and prominent landmarks across the city were targeted by terrorists on November 26.

Indian authorities are claiming that the attackers had Pakistani links, which has led to increased tension between Pakistan and India.

Political leaders in Pakistan have condemned the attacks but have rejected all “hasty allegations” made by India about possible connections.

The attacks stunned the country as almost 200 people were left dead and hundreds more wounded in what has been described as India’s 9/11.

US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has said that India, Pakistan and others must act with “urgency and resolve” to bring the Mumbai attackers to justice.

She said that the US would not jump to any conclusions about who was responsible for the attacks but that “this is clearly the kind of terrorism in which al-Qaeda participate”.

Indian foreign minister, Pranab Mukherjee said that India was not considering a military response to the attacks but added that the bilateral peace process between Pakistan and India was under threat because of the events of November 26.