Siege at Taj Hotel Over in India

MUMBAI, India (AP) - India's top news organizations are quoting
senior police officials as saying that the standoff at the Taj
Mahal hotel in Mumbai has ended.

Commandos can be seen milling around in front of the hotel and,
for the first time, fire engines and ambulances openly pulled up to
the entrance.

The New Delhi TV news channel is quoting J.K. Dutt, director
general of India's elite National Security Guard commando unit, and
Mumbai Police Chief Hasan Ghafoor as saying the gunbattle is over.

Several other news organizations, including the Press Trust of
India news agency, also reported an end to the fighting.

More than 150 people were killed in the violence that started
when assailants attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital
Wednesday night. Fifteen foreigners were among the dead.


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