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Weird Facts About 26/11 Attacks

12 Wierd Facts About 26/11 Attacks in India

After 7 years of 9/11 attacks, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan, performed a series of attacks in Mumbai, India that lasted for almost four days. The incident took place on 26th November 2008 and nearly 170 people died in it.

Today, the FactWish team has collected some of the weird facts from the sad moments of 26/11 attacks to make people aware of it. Lets get started.

1. A total of 24 young terrorists were trained in Muzaffarabad, a capital of the Pakistani territory of Azad Kashmir, to conduct attacks in Mumbai, India. Out of which 10 best-trained candidates were selected.

A total of 24 young terrorists were trained in Muzaffarabad

2. A retired army personnel, Tukaram Omble who joined Mumbai police laid down his life while capturing Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor amongst the terrorists of 26/11 attacks. The Indian Government honored him “Ashok Chakra Award” for the most conspicuous bravery.

Tukaram Omble who joined Mumbai police laid down his life while capturing Ajmal Kasab

3. The terrorists entered the island city from the sea route of Mumbai. When asked about the identity by local fishermen, the terrorists introduced themselves as students.

The terrorists entered the island city from the sea route of Mumbai

4. Two renowned hotels of Mumbai, Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident were also targeted by the terrorist group.

Two renowned hotels of Mumbai, Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident were also targeted by the terrorist group

5. Hafiz Saeed, leader of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah is considered as alleged mastermind for attacks in 26/11. The culprit executed the entire plan and still has the liberty to roam freely in Pakistan without any charges.

Hafiz Saeed, leader of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah is considered as alleged mastermind for attacks in 26/11

6. US officials has submitted a report to the Indian Government which indicates that the Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were provided assistance by ISI, an intelligence organization of Pakistan.

US officials has submitted a report to the Indian Government which indicates that the Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were provided assistance by ISI

7. The terrorists entered the Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident through the toilets, nearly at the same time and started firing bullets blindly at the crowd.

The terrorists entered the Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident through the toilets

8. Rapid Action Force personnel and Marine Commandos (MARCOS), the National Security Guards (NSG) rescued the crowd from Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident soon after the attack took place.

Military rescued the crowd from Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident soon after the attack took place

9. All terrorists were shot on spot by Indian Commandos in the series of attacks that lasted for four days, except for the one named Ajmal Kasab, who was captured alive.

9 terrorists were shot on spot by Indian Commandos in the series of attacks that lasted for four days

10. Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist was captured alive due to the bravery of Late Omble and was hanged on November 2012.

Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist was captured alive due to the bravery of Late Omble and was hanged on November 2012

11. David Coleman Headley, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist revealed in court that the same group tried to attack the city during September and October but failed to attempt.

David Coleman Headley, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist revealed in court that the same group tried to attack the city during September and October but failed to attempt

12. A memorial has been created in Mumbai, in memory of people and personnel who lost their lives for their country in 26/11 attacks.

A memorial has been created in Mumbai, in memory of people and personnel who lost their lives for their country in 26/11 attacks

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