A horrifying scene is still unfolding this morning in old Bombay... a series of terrorist attacks [Google Map] carried out by what have been described as " a terror alert. Blogger Dina Mehta has been tweeting almost all night from Mumbai. She writes that she is "Upset and angry and bereft."
Live updates: Mumbai attacks via BBC News
Twitter: Mumbai, Bombay, #Mumbai, and @BreakingNewz.
Attack timed to coincide with U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday?
I was watching satellite last night (BBC and SKYTV). Keep in mind that Thanksgiving is a holiday ONLY in the USA and this attack could well have been served up as a "keep us in check" measure. Now you have people scared to hop on the subway, scared to go to the Macy's Parade, scared to go to the mall on Black Friday. Word comes from wired.com that Dozens of videos have been uploaded to YouTube. But the most remarkable citizen journalism may be coming from "Vinu," who is posting a stream of harrowing post-attack pictures to Flickr.
Accounts of Mumbai attacks from media in India
India has experienced terrorism in the past but never at this level. The rag-tag boy terrorist group claiming responsibility, Deccan Mujahedeen, is believed to be an Al-Qaeda affiliate. The attack bears some of the hallmarks of the senior terrorist group. If they follow protocol, we should be watching a videotape by this evening or sometime tomorrow. Or not.
BBC: Explosions and shootings rock India's financial capital...
Neha Viswanathan writes in Global Voices that anger at the media coverage of the Mumbai terror attacks is apparent throughout the local blogosphere.
Why this attack should have India very worried
Bloggers from the Middle East also were quick to respond to the Mumbai terror attacks with shock and anger. Amira Al Hussaini has reactions from bloggers in Israel and Egypt.
Here's an aggregate of citizen journalism/ social media coverage of the Mumbai terrorist attacks: [RoundUp]
Tags: Mumbai, Deccan Mujihadeen