Magazine article Risk Management

Mumbai Horror

Magazine article Risk Management

Mumbai Horror

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The November terrorist rampages in Mumbai, India were horrific for the death and destruction they wrought, but possibly just as troubling to the risk management landscape may be continued onslaught on the private sector that they represent.

In all, more than 170 people were killed after teams of gunmen mounted attacks on multiple hotels, a hospital, a cafe, a cinema, a train station and a Jewish community center during several morning hours of indiscriminate killing on November 25. The saga would endure for three days, however, as the terrorists took hostages throughout the city and law enforcement officials waged rescue attempts that tanged from successful to tragic - and, in some cases, both.

In India, several top government officials resigned in the aftermath of the attacks, including Vilasrao Deshmukh, the chief minister of the Maharashtra state that is home to Mumbai, and other government members stressed the need for India and Pakistan, where the terrorists formed their plot, to work together to combat future incidents.

"I don't think that this is the time for India or anybody in India to accuse Pakistan. It's time to work with Pakistan," said Pakistan's ambassador to the United States H usain Haqqani on the ABC News show This Week. …

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