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Floral tributes were paid to those who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on 26th of November eight years ago.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana in South Mumbai. On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at people killing 166, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores. The then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai’s Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar were among those killed in the attack. “I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought for Mumbai’s safety and laid  down their lives for us on  26/11. We are proud of  them and we will strive hard  for safety and security of our  state,” Fadnavis said.  “We will strengthen police  force with better equipment.  It is our priority,” he said.  Hon’ble Governor Ch.  Vidyasagar Rao, Shiv Sena  president Uddhav Thackeray, former Mumbai  police commissioners Julio  Ribeiro, M N Singh and  several senior officer and  former police officers were  also present.  Maharashtra police chief  Satish Mathur and Mumbai  CP. Datta Padsalgikar were  away on official duty and  could not attend the ceremony.