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British targeted in Mumbai attacks

One Briton is reported to have been killed in terror attacks on two hotels in Mumbai, India.

More than 100 people are thought to have been killed in the attacks which are targeting British and American nationals. Two hotels – the Taj Mahal Palace and the Oberoi Trident – are popular with tourist and businesses travellers to the destination which was formerly known as Bombay.

Reports claim that a hostage situation at the Taj Mahal has ended but guests remain in their rooms.

A group called Deccan Mujahideen  is claiming responsibility for the attacks which are ongoing.

The Foreign Office told Travelweekly.co.uk: “We are not in a position to confirm if there are British nationals killed or injured. We have a rapid deployment team on there way to India.”

The Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Mumbai, and operators including Cox and Kings and Somak Holidays have begun reorganising their Indian itineraries in the wake of the attacks.

ABTA has confirmed they are not aware of any package holidaymakers in the city. There were few accommodation only customers in the area but not in the affected hotels. A spokesman for ABTA confirmed any operators with Mumbai in their itineraries will be sending customers to the area.

The Foreign Office has issued advice and a contact emergency number.

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