Top counter-terror officer among nine policeman killed in Mumbai (Lead)

November 27th, 2008 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Three top police officials, including Mumbai Police Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, were among the nine police officers killed as security forces took on terrorists in Mumbai in the early hours of Thursday, authorities said.Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte, Mumbai Police ‘encounter specialist’ Vijay Salaskar were also killed in separate gun battles following a series of attacks in India’s financial capital, the officials said.

Karkare was heading investigations into several recent cases of terrorist attacks here. There were six other police officials among the dozens killed in the coordinated terror attacks late Wednesday night.

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