“Chabad House seized by terrorist with Jews inside”. More information here, including reports of people killed inside Chabad House, r”l. (Update: possibly, a terrorist.)
Five Israeli families are held hostage. Chabad shliach and his family have been impossible to contact so far.
Please say tehillim for Gavriel Noach ben Freida Bluma, his wife Rivka bas Yehudis and their son Moshe Tzvi ben Rivka — and anyone else who may be in danger or suffering.
Watch news from CNN live.
(Somebody just asked TV channels to exercise caution and respect the fact that it is sensitive situation and it is difficult to conduct an operation with all the details being constantly revealed. What a surprise.)
Update (12:04 am): three hostages managed to escape, two of them Israelis, one — an Indian cook who worked in the building. One of the Israelis (seemingly) was a woman with a girl who was crying and was taken away by an ambulance. Five or six terrorists are in control of the building.
Yeshiva World News reports: “According to Chabad spokesman Rav Menachem Brod, Rivka Holtzberg and her daughter were seen running from the Mumbai Chabad House. He warns this is not confirmed but we remain hopeful at this time. Rav Brod states that despite the reports circulating on the Internet, the Chabad network has not received any such notification from any official sources.”