26 November 2008

UPDATE MUMBAI: Very specific targets

Looks like this is all about going after foreigners rather than native-born Indians...

Two British men working in Mumbai described how the gunmen burst into the Kandahar restaurant at another hotel, the Oberoi, and rounded up diners who appeared to be tourists.

Alex Chamberlain, who is in Mumbai working for the Indian Premier League website said: "A guy burst into the Kandahar with a machine gun. He was in western dress wearing jeans and he asked for British and American tourists."

"They told everybody to stop and put their hands up and asked if there were any British or Americans. My friend said to me, don't be a hero, don't say you are British."

"I am sure that is what this is all about. They were talking about British and Americans specifically."