Indian policemen salute their colleague Altaf Ahmed during his wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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Militants have killed one of Indian Kashmir's most senior police officers, credited with hundreds of successful anti-insurgency operations in the restive region, police said Thursday.Altaf was attempting to find a top commander from the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, who carries a bounty of two million Indian rupees ($31,000), when the shooting occurred, according to a police officer.Altaf, a decorated officer with 15 years of service, was known for using communications surveillance to track militants operating in the region.
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