At least three policemen were martyred when armed miscreants opened fire at a police patrol on Friday evening.
The police during routine patrolling signaled to stop a suspected vehicle at Miran Wala Bangla Bypass in Faisalabad. But, the suspects opened fire at the police killing three on the spot before fleeing the scene.
The bodies were moved to the hospital where they were handed over to heirs after postmortem.
Heavy contingent of police cordoned off the area after the incident and launched a search operation.
The Punjab chief minister expressing profound grief over the killing of three policemen, sympathised with the bereaved families and directed the IG Police to submit a report, besides bringing the culprits to book.