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Shocking Mumbai attacks, news courtesy of Twitter

Twitter has once again shown why it could be one of the most important services for today and the future.

Whilst the news outlets like CNN and the BBC struggle to grasp current information and an idea of what exactly is going on, citizen journalists worldwide and those local to Mumbai are telling the story tweet by tweet on Twitter. Twitter is a micro blogging service that allows users to send small text updates, of 140 characters, to a feed that people can view or subscribe to.

There are 2 main streams here and here that you can follow. The Mumbai Metblogs are regularly blogging every few minutes with important information. There is also a shocking Flickr feed of extraordinary pictures courtesy of blogger "Vinu".

Below you can see a map of the attacks:

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Wikipedia is being update minute by minute with the latest information from the ongoing situations. The attacks have involved terrorists opening fire at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, South Mumbai police station, Leopold Cafe, Colaba and Cama Hospital. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel has seen shootings, six explosions, a top floor fire and grenade attacks. Reports suggest over 100 people have been killed and that the terrorists have hostages and were targeting British and American tourists specifically.

Neowin hopes that these attacks cease as soon as possible and our hearts go out to all involved who were injured and the families of the deceased.

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