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Indian commandos too late to rescue hostages: five slain.
Yis'ga'dal v'yis'kadash sh'may ra'bbo, b'olmo dee'vro chir'usay v'yamlich malchu'say, b'chayaychon uv'yomay'chon uv'chayay d'chol bais Yisroel, ba'agolo u'viz'man koriv; v'imru Omein.
Via Hot Air, the hostage crisis at Mumbai’s Chabad-Lubavitch Center ends precisely as I feared:
3 Americans killed at Mumbai Jewish center
MUMBAI, India – Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group on Friday found the bodies of five hostages inside — a New York rabbi and his wife as well as three others. The rabbi and two other men were American citizens, while his wife and another woman were Israeli.
The office was one of 10 sites attacked by gunmen on Wednesday and Thursday in a spree that killed more than 150 people in India’s financial capital, including at least 14 foreigners. Local officials earlier provided a higher number but that could not be confirmed.
Early Friday night, Indian commandos emerged from the besieged Jewish center with rifles raised in an apparent sign of victory after the daylong siege that saw a team rappel from helicopters and a series of explosions and fire rock the building and blow gaping holes in the wall.
About the only good news from this is that the young baby of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Noach was saved from this barbarous attack. Our prayers and good wishes to the victims and their families/loved ones.
I have nothing else to add that will not result in me looking for someone to punch.