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Massive terrorist attack in Indian tourism district. Americans and British targeted. News Team

Bombs and gunfire ripped through a tourism district in India. 80 or more dead with hundreds more wounded. 40 have been taken hostage. Witnesses claim terrorists hunted for people with American and British passports.

Muslim are suspected to be behind the attack. India has been racked by violence carried out by both Islamic and Hindu militia groups. Thousands have been killed along the Indian side of Pakistani border in the past ten years alone. Hindu militias kill Muslims, Christians, and other non-Hindus. While Muslim militias kill non-Muslims and sometimes target foreigners from countries they see as enemies of the Muslim world.

From Al-Jazeera

Police said there were reports of shootings in other parts of the city, including some in five-star hotels.

Al Jazeera’s Matt McClure said: “There was at least five attacks – the largest on a Mumbai railstation and there were three on large, luxury hotels.

“It seems clear what the intent is here – to sow fear and leave people worried and thinking ‘nowhere is safe’.

India has witnessed a series of co-ordinated attacks in recent months.

A little-known Islamic group, the Islamic Security Force-Indian Mujahedeen, claimed responsibility for serial blasts last month in which 80 people died in India’s northeast state of Assam.

A total of 12 explosions shook the northeastern state, six of them ripping through crowded areas in the main city of Guwahati.

Six weeks earlier, the capital New Delhi had been hit by a series of bombs in crowded markets that left more than 20 people dead, the attacks were claimed by a group calling itself the Indian Mujahedeen.