Mumbai's Tourist Sites Assaulted By Gunmen
The seaside city of Mumbai came under heavy, coordinated attack by gunmen today, and more than 60 have already been killed as assaults, some involving grenades and automatic weapons, continue at swanky hotels and a train station. Earlier in the day, shots were fired at Leopold Restaurant, a tourist favorite.
It's still too early to know the motive for the attacks, though some European Parliament members were staying at the targeted Taj Mahal Hotel in advance of an EU-India summit. Meanwhile, the BBC spoke to some sources who say gunmen were targeting foreigners.
Ironically, New York City was in a state of heightened alert today, after a vague threat was made about possible attacks on the subway there. There's no specific warning from the US State Department about travel to India, though this sort of thing clearly falls under the "worldwide caution" that the agency maintains.
[Photo of the Taj Mahal Hotel: Ambalavs]