Site-by-site breakdown of Mumbai attacks

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Folowing is a list of places where attacks have been reported in Mumbai.

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TAJ MAHAL HOTEL:

* Scores remained trapped inside their rooms at the Taj though commandos have freed hostages at the 105-year-old luxury hotel.

* Commandos battled with Islamist militants who were still holed up in the hotel more than 22 hours after yesterday's late-evening attack.

* Commissioned by the founding father of the Tata Group of companies, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Taj, located in Colaba district on the seafront, opposite the Gateway of India monument, opened in December 1903.

TRIDENT/OBEROI HOTEL:

* 20-30 people could still be hostage at the deluxe 541-room hotel and more than 100 others remained trapped in their rooms.

* Commandos, backed by helicopters, were trying to flush militants from the hotel.

* Located at Nariman Point, about a kilometre from the Bombay Stock Exchange and Legislative Assembly, the hotel known as the Oberoi by locals is also close to the British and other embassies. A block back from the seafront, it overlooks the Arabian Sea.

CHABAD HOUSE:

* An Israeli rabbi was being held hostage by gunmen in Chabad House, formerly known as Nariman House, an apartment building in the downtown Colaba area of the city.

* A militant at the centre offered talks with government for the release of hostages. Commandos were said to be gathered outside centre but holding off from an assault.

* The building, the name of which name refers to the Jewish

religious movement called Chabad, is a popular stop for Israeli visitors to Mumbai, according to local media.

CAFE LEOPOLD:

* Earlier in the day, gunmen had riddled the popular restaurant and famous tourist hangout with bullets.

* Located opposite a police station on Colaba Causeway Road, it features heavily in the bestselling 2003 novel "Shantaram" by Australian author Gregory David Roberts.

CAMA HOSPITAL AND G.T. HOSPITAL:

* Gunfire was reported at the Cama Hospital in south Mumbai, near the Mumbai Police Headquarters, and at the G.T. Hospital. Local press said four militants hijacked a police van from near the Cama Hospital and fired bullets from inside before two were killed and the other two captured by the authorities.

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS (CST):

* Ten people were reported killed and about 30 injured in attacks at the terminus which began shortly after 10.30pm yesterday. Gunmen opened fire into crowds of commuters waiting for their trains.

MAZAGAON DOCKYARD ROAD:

* Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in a taxi on Mazegaon Dockyard Road, in south Mumbai.

POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SOUTHERN MUMBAI:

* Gunmen reportedly attacked a police HQ in southern Mumbai, where most of the attacks took place.

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