Four top police officials were among the 10 policemen killed as security forces took on terrorists in Mumbai in the early hours of Thursday following a series of attacks in this India's financial capital, which killed at least 80 people and injured 250 others, authorities said.
Mumbai Police Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare was among the dead. Two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, additional police commissioners Ashok Kamte and Sadanand Date, were killed in separate gun battles with terrorists, the authorities said.
Mumbai Police "encounter specialist" Vijay Salaskar was also shot dead in another gun battle. Karkare was heading investigations into several recent cases of terrorist attacks here. There were six other police officials among the at least 80 killed in the coordinated terror attacks late Wednesday night.
(Xinhua News Agency November 27, 2008)