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India pays tributes to victims of Mumbai terror attacks

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-26 17:37

NEW DELHI - India on Wednesday paid tributes to the victims of Mumbai terror attacks which left more than 170 people dead.

In a message, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently attending a South Asian leaders' summit in Nepal, said: "We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 and pay homage to the innocent men and women who lost their lives."

"The country salutes the brave security personnel who laid down their lives to protect several lives on that fateful day. They are our true heroes. Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror and uproot it from the face of humankind."

In Mumbai, Chief Minister of the western state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, paid homage to the cops who were killed fighting the terrorists who carried out the massacre and said that the state government would do its best to strengthen the police force.

"I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought and laid down their lives for us on 26/11. We are proud of them and we will strive hard for the safety and security of our state," he said.

It was on this date in 2008 that 10 Pakistani terrorists entered Mumbai through sea route and carried out a massacre, killing more than 170 people and injuring 300 others. Some of the city's top policemen were also killed fighting the terrorists.

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