Organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Wednesday paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack by lighting candles in the shape of ’26/11′ at the festival venue.
“This is in honour of those people who lost their lives in the terror attack in Mumbai,” Damodar Naik, chairman of the Entertainment Society of Goa, a government agency which co-organises the IFFI, told reporters.
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Ten heavily armed Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai from Karachi through the Arabian Sea route on a small boat and fanned out to targeted locations Nov 26, 2008. They held at ransom important sites for around 60 hours and indiscriminately opened fire, killing 166 people and injuring more than 300.