Mumbai attacks kill more than 100

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The death toll following a series of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai now exceeds 100, including at least six foreigners.

Hundreds of people have been injured.

At least seven high-profile locations were targetted, including two luxury hotels, where several people have been taken hostage.

The Taj Mahal Palace, the city’s most famous hotel, has been partly destroyed by fire.

There were also explosions at the Oberoi Trident hotel, where police and commandos have reportedly launched an operation against the militants holding hostages.

The Café Leopold, one of the most famous tourist spots in the city, as well as hospitals and railway stations were also hit, in what appear to be targetted assaults against Westerners.

It’s not the first time India’s financial capital has been the target of violence and terrorism. For the past two decades, Mumbai has been the scene of communal riots, bomb attacks, gang violence and political assassinations. Recently, seven blasts on suburban trains and stations killed more than 200 people in July 2006.

A little-known group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed it’s behind the attacks. Police say several suspected terrorists have either been killed or arrested.

The assaults come amid elections in several Indian states, including in disputed Kashmir.