MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
An update now on a story that's been developing throughout our program. Terrorists have been holding Western hostages at two luxury hotels in India's financial capital, Mumbai. There was a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on hotels as well as a popular restaurant, a hospital, and a train station. Witnesses say people from Britain and the U.S. were targeted. Details remain sketchy, but it's been reported that about 80 people have been killed and at least 200 others injured. And authorities say four suspected attackers have been killed and more arrested.
Gunfire and explosions could be heard for hours, and plumes of smoke have filled Mumbai's skyline. Indian television stations are reporting that an organization calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility. Experts say they have not heard of a group with that name. The White House, State Department, and President-elect Barack Obama have condemned the attacks. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
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