Continuing this notion (picked up first-hand by your humble correspondent in Cairo a few years back):
At the Sivaji rail platform on the November 28 [sic], eyewitnesses told the Belfast Telegraph that armed Indian police refused to shoot back when the terrorists opened fire. Even when the terrorists stopped to reload their guns, someone screamed at the police: “Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!” But the police did nothing, only to be gunned down like everyone else.
(Contained deep in here .)
It would be good to get a straight story on if the police had guns, but indeed had no ammunition….