It took an hour for the confusion to clear. They were terrorists, and they were killing people. By then Leopold, a popular restaurant in south Mumbai, had witnessed a bloodbath. Gradually news about The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Oberoi Trident, Cama Hospital and Nariman House started pouring in.
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The CST massacre left no doubt about the terrorists' intention. They had come to unleash a spell of murder and mayhem, to inflict maximum damage to Maximum City. Ajmal Kasab and his companion Ismail Khan had killed 52 people, including women and children, in indiscriminate firing at the CST. That was the highest death toll among the five areas that were targeted.
Image: In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, commuters walk through the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, the site where 58 died and 104 were injured in last year's terror attacks in Mumbai, India. One year after the terror attack that left 166 people dead, a thousand men have been deployed to keep watch over high-profile targets in south Mumbai, 500 closed circuit television cameras have been installed across the city and a thousand more are on their way. Photograph copyright Associated Press. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.