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The Siege in Mumbai: A Conventional Terrorist Attack Aided by Modern Technology

  • William LaRaia
  • Michael C. Walker
Chapter

In this chapter, the authors attempt to explain the recent (November 2008) terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, which led to the death of almost 175 people and injury to an additional 300. This attack differed from most due to its focus on multiple targets in a large metropolitan area; the rather small number of actual operatives who took part in the attack; how the attackers were broken into small, two-man teams; how the attackers used a variety of munitions to conduct their operations; and finally the very high level of technological sophistication used by the Mumbai attackers.

Keywords

Police Officer Terrorist Group Homeland Security Voice Over Internet Protocol External Affair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William LaRaia
    • 1
  • Michael C. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal JusticeJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA

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