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Accounts of Mumbai attacks from media in India

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  • Death toll in Mumbai attacks is at 101, Times of India reports
  • Rediff.com: People evacuated from Taj Hotel
  • NDTV.com: Five attackers have been killed
  • CNN has not necessarily confirmed the Indian media's reports
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(CNN) -- Gunmen targeted several areas in the Indian city of Mumbai on Wednesday, taking scores of hostages, killing dozens and taking hostages in two luxury hotels frequented by Westerners: The Taj Mahal Hotel and the Oberoi Hotel.

Armed men are seen near the site of one of the attacks in Mumbai.

Below is a running list of accounts from news agencies in the area.

The information that follows has not necessarily been confirmed by CNN:

1 a.m. ET (11:30 a.m. IT):

Fire has started in the Taj Hotel's new wing, which is next to the wing where militants are still believed to be, Rediff.com reports. Firefighters are rescuing people from the new wing, according to Rediff.com.

Meanwhile, two people -- an Indian maid and a foreign child -- have left the Nariman House, where authorities believe suspects are hiding, according to Rediff.com.

The Nariman House is a residential building where several Jewish families live.

12:30 a.m. ET (11 a.m. IT): A member of parliament says he and other members were dining at a Taj Hotel restaurant Wednesday night when masked militants entered, according to CNN sister station CNN-IBN.

"They fired indiscriminately. I saw three people being shot. The terrorists left the room soon after that," N.N. Krishnadas said.

Hotel staff rushed Krishnadas and others into another room, he said.

International hot lines

Australia: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a hot line for Australians with concerns for family or friends in Mumbai: 1800 002 214
U.S.: The State Department has established a Consular Call Center: 888-407-4747.
UK: Foreign Affairs Ministry: 44 (0) 20 7008 0000

"We stayed there through the night. In the morning, commandos rescued us," he said.

12:10 a.m. ET (10:40 a.m. IT): The number of policemen killed has risen to 16, according to Rediff.com.

CNN-IBN is streaming live coverage of the Mumbai attacks on its Web site.

11:30 p.m. ET (10 a.m. IT): A militant in the Oberoi Hotel has told a TV station that he is among seven people holding hostages there, according to the Times of India.

The militant told the TV station that the attackers want India to release all "mujahedins."

"Only after that will we release the people," the militant told the TV station, according to the Times of India.

11:10 p.m. ET (9:40 a.m. IT): Authorities say one arrestee is a member of the group Lashkar-e-Tayiba, according to Rediff.com.

11:05 p.m. ET (9:35 a.m. IT): Besides raiding the Taj hotel, security forces also have entered the Oberoi Hotel and the Cama Hospital for women and infants, CNN's sister station CNN-IBN reported.

The standoff at Cama Hospital appears to have been resolved; it was not immediately known whether suspects at the hospital fled or were killed, CNN-IBN reported.

11 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. IT): Police have said the death toll in the Mumbai attacks is at 101 -- including six foreigners, the Times of India reports.

Gunfire is heard at the Nariman House in the Colaba area, and police have cordoned off the area amid reports that suspects are in the building, Rediff.com reports.

10:40 p.m. ET (9:10 a.m. IT): People are being evacuated from the Taj Hotel as security forces continue their battle against attackers there, Rediff.com reports. Rediff.com reports a journalist has been injured in the fighting.

10:05 p.m. ET (8:35 a.m. IT): NDTV.com (New Delhi Television Limited) reports the dead include at least 11 policemen, including the head of an anti-terror squad. The site continues to say at least 100 people were killed in attacks on 10 sites in Mumbai, while other outlets, including CNN-IBN, report lower numbers (87).

Multiple Indian news outlets have quoted witnesses as saying the attackers were looking for American and British nationals at the hotels.

NDTV.com quotes a witness as saying: "Gunmen wanted anyone with British or American passport."

NDTV.com is streaming live video of its coverage.

9:35 p.m. ET (8:05 a.m. IT): Gunshots are fired as military and other security forces move into the Taj hotel, one of two hotels where people are being held hostage, Rediff.com reports. According to Rediff.com, police believe three or four hostage-takers are inside the hotel. Multiple Indian news outlets report at least 100 people are trapped and perhaps being held hostage in the Taj, where fire and smoke could be seen.

9:20 p.m. ET (7:50 a.m. IT): While multiple outlets have reported that a group called the Deccan Mujahideen have claimed responsibility for the attacks, Rediff.com reports that police and the Intelligence Bureau are not ruling out the involvement by the Indian Mujahideen, an offshoot of the Students Islamic Movement of India.

The Intelligence Bureau said authorities cracked down on the Indian Mujahideen in Mumbai, and that the IM responded by warning it was "just waiting for the right time to execute bloodshed," Rediff.com reported.

9:10 p.m. ET (7:40 a.m. IT): NDTV.com reports at least 100 people were killed in the attacks and that hundreds of hostages still are being held at two hotels, including the Taj hotel. Other outlets report lower death tolls, including CNN-IBN, which reports 87 dead.

NDTV.com reports five suspects have been killed, three escaped, and nine have been arrested.

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