In pictures: 10 years of 26/11, how 2008 Mumbai terror attacks happened

India blamed Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), accusing terrorists Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi of masterminding the attacks.

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

Ten years ago on November 26, 2008, Islamist terrorists from Pakistan laid siege to India's financial capital Mumbai for three days, killing 166 people and injuring hundreds more. 

(With inputs from AFP)

Attackers were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades

Shortly after 8:00 pm on November 26, 2008, 10 terrorists landed a dinghy at a fishing district in the south of Mumbai after travelling from Karachi by sea. 

En route they had hijacked an Indian fishing trawler, killing four crew members before throwing their bodies overboard and slitting the captain's throat.

The attackers -- armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades -- disembarked the dinghy, split into groups of two and headed to their carefully chosen targets.

Mohammed Kasab, only terrorist caught alive

Mohammed Kasab, who was the only gunman caught alive, and Ismail Khan went to the city's main railway station where they killed almost 60 people, wounding at least 100 others.

They also shot dead six police officers, including the head of Mumbai's anti-terrorism squad, and tried to kill patients at the Cama & Albless Hospital.

Kasab was found guilty and was hanged at Yerwada prison in Pune city on November 21, 2012.

Over all 160 people dead, 300 wounded

Security forces only retook control of the hotel on the morning of November 29, 60 hours after the attack started. 

Thirty-one people, mainly guests and hotel staff were killed. Around 300 were evacuated.  

Overall, 166 people died and more than 300 were wounded.

India blames Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for attack

India blamed Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), accusing terrorists Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi of masterminding the attacks.

The LeT is considered a terror outfit by major Western countries and the US has announced a $10-million bounty for Saeed over his alleged role in the atrocity.

India has long said that "official agencies" in Pakistan, a reference to the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), were also involved in plotting the attacks.