2008 News of the World - India

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
2008 Year in Review

2008 news of the world from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

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India Rocked By a Wave of Terrorist Attacks

During much of 2008, India experienced a series of terrorist attacks largely blamed on Islamic militants, as well as religious and ethnic clashes that pitted Muslims against Hindus and Hindus against Christians. None of the attacks, however, were nearly as devastating as the November attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs. Ten gunmen laid siege to the city for three days, killing 173 people and exposing India's utter lack of preparedness for such an attack. Indian and U.S. officials said they have evidence that the Pakistan-based militant Islamic group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible.

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