At least 80 are confirmed dead. Over 120 are injured. This sad event is still unfolding as hostages are still being held captive in one of the city’s hotels.
This attack hasn’t just hit India. It’s reminded the entire world just how interdependent we are, that continued tensions in South Asia can cause global mayhem. An Islamist group (possibly tied to al-Qaeda) has already claimed credit for this attack, but authorities have not yet determined who is really behind this. Expect India & the entire South Asia region to be one of President Obama’s major foreign policy challenges as he takes office.
So while we give thanks here in the US, please don’t forget the people in India who have been affected by this gruesome attack. Hopefully the remaining hostages will be freed soon & healing can begin for all.