Mumbai, Nov 28: The final operation at Nariman House has begun. Commandos aboard a helicopter first carried out aerial firing on the top floors of Nariman House and now have slid down on ropes onto the roof of the building.
In total, three groups of commandos were dropped onto the building. The commandos have taken positions and some light exchange of fire is being heard now. The direct attack on the terrorists comes after three fresh explosions were heard from the building. The operation is being carried out as the security forces are now supposedly sure that no more hostages are present in the building.
The latest were the three Israelis who were freed early this morning from the building. 2-3 terrorists are reportedly holed up inside the building. Incidentally, the Nariman House is a place that is mostly frequented and used by Israelis and Jews.
At the Oberoi Trident, there are believed to be one or two terrorists inside but it's not clear if there are any hostages or how many people may still trapped in the hotel.
According to NSG Director General: "One injured terrorist is still inside Taj hotel. The stage seems to be set for a final operation there and the media has been asked to refrain from doing any live broadcasts from outside the hotel."
At least 125 have been killed in the encounter, including 14 policemen and six foreigners; 327 have been injured.
Trident Hotel, Taj Hotel, Nariman House, Wadi Bunder,
Cama hospital, GT hospital, VT station, Bootleggers pub, Girgaum
and Metro cinema.