Mumbai attacks revisited – including audio calls between terrorists and handlers

During the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, there was a lot of confusion on the ground during the first few hours. News reports were all over the place, some referencing hundreds of attackers. I’ve never seen a full recap of the events as they unfolded during the three days until now. The video is detailed, and quite graphic.

One hundred and sixty four civilians were killed by 10 terrorists from Pakistan during those three days, and more than 300 were injured. You can find a written description in the Wiki entry, but the videos tell the terrifying tale.

Let’s not forget what happens during terrorist events. These are not people you can negotiate with, and I hope that many leaders in the free world still understand that fact. You’ll find the audio calls between the terrorists and their handlers chilling, and note the recordings are the actual calls.

Hat tip to Pam at Atlas Shrugs for the video heads-up. We start with the YouTube description for the five-part video…

The untold story of 2008’s terrorist attack, in the words of its victims and the gunmen. The programme contains graphic images and descriptions of the atrocity which may upset some viewers. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Dan Reed, Terror in Mumbai tells the story of what happened when 10 gunmen held one of the world’s busiest cities hostage; killing and wounding hundreds of people while holding India’s crack security forces at bay.

Featuring footage of the attacks and interviews with senior police officers and hostages, including the testimony from Kasab – the sole surviving gunman, Dispatches reveals what happened, hour by hour, from the perspective of the security forces, the terrorists, their masterminds and the victims.