28 Nov 2010

Security tight for anniversary of Mumbai attacks

6:31 am on 28 November 2010

Security is tight in Mumbai on the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on India's largest city.

A total of 166 people were killed when 10 gunmen carried out co-ordinated raids on two luxury hotels, the main railway station and a Jewish cultural centre. The attacks began on 26 November, 2008, and lasted 60 hours.

Extra police and soldiers have been deployed in Mumbai and the capital, New Delhi.

Commandos marched through the streets of south Mumbai and the Home Minister laid a wreath at a police memorial in the city.

The lone surviving gunman has been sentenced to death by hanging for waging war against India, terrorism and mass murder.

The ABC reports peace talks with Pakistan were scrapped after the attack. India accuses Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency of involvement.

The two nations have fought three wars since they gained their independence from Britain in 1947.