AFP reporter injured in Mumbai
An AFP reporter is among four people injured in crossfire outside the Taj Hotel in Mumbai today. A commando operation is currently underway to secure the hotel following the attacks of the past 24 hours. AFP reports that the journalist, a camerawoman, was not seriously hurt,
Four grenades were launched into a part of the hotel where the militant or militants were believed to be hiding. Fire was returned and an AFP camerawoman at the scene was struck in the leg by a splinter and taken to hospital. Her condition was not serious. link
â€œI can never forget those five hours when I was trapped in the south side lobby of the Taj Hotel. The terrorists were banging on doors, trying to take hostages but did not succeed as the rooms were locked.â€
Acharya said she saw at least three grenades fly past her and was injured in the attack. â€œThe grenade attack shook the whole building and soon there was a rain of glass pieces and one of them scraped my leg sharply,â€ she said.
â€œAs I shook in fear, I realised all the cops had vanished. The presence of an Italian freelance photographer and a curious onlooker who had snuck in and was talking on his cell did not help. Another blast from a grenade injured the onlooker who had now realised the dangerous situation.â€ link