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Conversations between Mumbai Jihadi Terrorists and and their Pakistani handlers

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Conversations between Mumbai Jihadi Terrorists and and their Pakistani handlers

Conversations between Mumbai Jihadi Terrorists and and their Pakistani handlers
08/01/2009 00:22:00

Taj Mahal Hotel

0108 hours

Pakistan caller: How many hostages do you have?
Mumbai terrorist: We have one from Belgium. We have killed him. There was one
chap from Bangalore. He could be controlled only with a lot of effort.
Pakistan caller: I hope there is no Muslim amongst them?
Mumbai terrorist: No, none.

0126 hours

Pakistan caller: Are you setting the fire or not?
Mumbai terrorist: Not yet. I am getting a mattress ready for burning.
Pakistan caller: What did you do with the dead body [on the boat]?
Mumbai terrorist: Left it behind.
Pakistan caller: Did you not open the locks for the water below? [Thought to be
a pre-arranged plan to sink the vessel.]
Mumbai terrorist: No, they did not open the locks. We left it like that because
of being in a hurry. We made a big mistake.
Pakistan caller: What big mistake?
Mumbai terrorist: When we were getting into the boat, the waves were quite high.
Another boat came. Everyone raised an alarm that the Navy had come. Everyone
jumped quickly. In this confusion, the satellite phone of Ismail got left
behind.
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Pakistan caller: The ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) chief has been killed. Your work
is very important. Allah is helping you. The Vazir (Minister) should not escape.
Try to set the place on fire.
Mumbai terrorist: We have set fire in four rooms.
Pakistan caller: People shall run helter skelter when they see the flames. Keep
throwing a grenade every 15 minutes or so. It will terrorise.
0310 hours
Mumbai terrorist: Greetings!
Pakistan caller: Greetings! There are three ministers and one secretary of the
cabinet in your hotel. We don't know in which room.
Mumbai terrorist: Oh! That is good news! It is the icing on the cake.
Pakistan caller: Find those three, four persons and then get whatever you want
from India.
Mumbai terrorist: Pray that we find them.
Pakistan caller: Do one thing. Throw one or two grenades on the Navy and police
teams, which are outside.
Mumbai terrorist: Sorry. I simply can't make out where they are.
Oberoi Trident Hotel

0353 hours

Pakistan caller 1: Brother Abdul. The media is comparing your action to 9/11.
One senior police official has been killed.
Mumbai terrorist 1: We are on the 10th/11th floor. We have five hostages.
Pakistan caller 2: Everything is being recorded by the media. Inflict the
maximum damage. Keep fighting. Don't be taken alive.
Pakistan caller 1: Kill all hostages, except the two Muslims. Keep your phone
switched on so that we can hear the gunfire.
Mumbai terrorist 2: We have three foreigners, including women. From Singapore
and China.
Pakistan caller 1: Kill them.
(Voices of gunmen can be heard directing hostages to stand in a line, and
telling two Muslims to stand aside. Sound of gunfire. Sound of cheering
voices.)
Nariman House

1945 hours

Mumbai terrorist: Greetings! What did the major-general say?
Pakistan caller: Greetings. The major-general directed us to do what we like. We
should not worry. The operation has to be concluded tomorrow morning. Pray to
God. Keep two magazines and three grenades aside, and expend the rest of your
ammunition.
Pakistan caller: Keep in mind that the hostages are of use only as long as you
do not come under fire because of their safety. If you are still threatened,
then don't saddle yourself with the burden of the hostages. Immediately kill
them.
Mumbai terrorist: Yes, we shall do accordingly, God willing.
Pakistan caller: The army claims to have done the work without any hostage being
harmed. Another thing: Israel has made a request through diplomatic channels to
save the hostages. If the hostages are killed, it will spoil relations between
India and Israel.
Mumbai terrorist: So be it, God willing.
Pakistan caller: Stay alert.

2226 hours

Pakistan caller: Brother, you have to fight. This is a matter of prestige of
Islam. Fight so that your fight becomes a shining example. Be strong in the name
of Allah. You may feel tired or sleepy but the Commandos of Islam have left
everything behind. Their mothers, their fathers, their homes. Brother, you have
to fight for the victory of Islam. Be strong.
Mumbai terrorist: Amen!

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