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Update: Five Americans are amongst the dead in India

MUMBAI, India (AP) - Five Americans are among the more than 150 people who have died in violence that broke out in Mumbai, India, Wednesday night.

Indian forces have fired grenades at gunmen holed up at the landmark Taj Mahal hotel. The militants were the last of teams of gunmen who stormed at least ten targets.

One of the sites was a Jewish outreach center where commandos found six dead hostages.  The dead there included a New York Rabbi and his wife. At least three of the dead at the center held U.S. citizenship.

Elsewhere, a Virginia man and his daughter who were attending a spiritual retreat were also killed.

Meanwhile, authorities are trying to determine the identity of those responsible for the unprecedented attack. A team of FBI agents has been ordered to fly to India to investigate the attacks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)  

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