MUMBAI, India (AP) -- A fresh battle is raging at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India. Meanwhile, commandos ended a siege at another luxury hotel and stormed the headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group.
Indian and Israeli rescue officials say the commandos found the bodies of five hostages inside the Jewish center. Two gunmen were also killed.
Meanwhile, as many as six gunmen are thought to be in the Taj Mahal hotel. After hours of intermittent gunfire and explosions Indian forces began launching grenades at the landmark hotel.
Commandos had killed the two last gunmen inside the nearby Oberoi earlier in the day, and the head of the commando unit says it's under control.
More than 150 people have been killed and 370 injured since gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night, including 22 foreigners. Officials are confirming that two Americans are among the dead.
State officials say at least nine of the gunmen had been killed by Friday evening. One has been arrested.
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