Desmond Boylan / Reuters - Indian army soldiers take position during a gun battle at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on November 29, 2008 as part of commando operations in response to a terrorist attack by Islamist militants.

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Modeled on Mumbai? Why the 2008 India attack is the best way to understand Paris

November 14, 2015, Bruce Riedel

The horrific terrorist attack in Paris was likely modeled on an earlier terrorist horror, the November 26-29, 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, in which ten terrorists killed 164 and wounded more than 300. Bruce Riedel explains how Mumbai has become a model for other terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group. 

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