Mumbai Christian leader speaks of ‘real panic’ after attacks

Bangalore, India (ENI). The National Council of Churches in India plus global church leaders have condemned the coordinated attacks in Mumbai, which have left more than 140 people dead. The Indian council on 27 November urged action to defeat “all forces and all forms of terrorism in India”. Indian officials blamed an Islamic extremist group for the attack. The National Council of Churches in India groups 30 Orthodox and Protestant churches. It issued its statement after gunmen armed with automatic weapons and grenades targeted at least seven sites in Mumbai late on 26 November, and stormed two luxury hotels. “There is real panic here and the people have been stunned by the viciousness of the attack,” said Metropolitan Geevarghese mar Coorilos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
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