Last 3 gunmen killed, but standoff continues in Mumbai

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125 people confirmed dead
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UPDATE:

MUMBAI, India (AP) - A state official says the siege has ended Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel and the last three gunmen there have been killed.

An official of the Maharashtra state home department, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, also said eight hostages have been freed from the Mumbai headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch.

He had no further details and did not identify any of those released.

At least 119 people were killed and 288 injured when suspected Islamic militants attacked 10 sites in India's financial capital.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Media reports say gunmen seized the Mumbai Headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch overnight, and that shots have now been heard coming from the building.

Representatives of the New York-based group referred questions to their Web site, which said the Israeli consulate had earlier been in touch with the rabbi who lived in the house, "but the line

was cut in middle of the conversation. No further contact has since been established."

Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital, killing at least 101 people, taking

Westerners hostage and leaving parts of the city under siege Thursday. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.