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Mumbai Jewish centre to reopen six years after attack

A Jewish centre in the Indian city of Mumbai is due to reopen, nearly six years after it was attacked by gunmen in terror attacks on the city.

Six Jews died at the centre, which was one of several places targeted in the November 2008 attack.

Indian forces eventually regained control of the centre and killed several gunmen.

Attacks on a railway station, luxury hotels and the centre claimed 166 lives. Nine gunmen were also killed.

Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, and his wife Rivkah, 28, who ran the Chabad House Jewish cultural centre were killed in the attack, but the couple's two-year-old son, Moshe, survived.

He was found crying next to their bodies by his Indian nanny, who hid in a cupboard during the attack, but emerged to rescue the child after his parents were killed. Read more...