Three suspected robbers gunned down in police ‘encounter’

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KASUR: Police shot at least three suspected robbers an alleged ‘encounter’ in Kasur late on Thursday night, according to reports.

The alleged police encounter took place in Raja Jang area of Kasur, District Police Officer Ali Nasir Rizvi said.

The dacoits opened fire as soon as they spotted the police, to which the police retaliated, according to Police officer Rizvi.

As a result of this fire exchange, three suspected robbers were killed, whereas two of their accomplices managed to flee.

The bodies of the deceased were shifted to hospital. Weapons and a motorbike have been recovered from the scene, according to reports.

Police said a search was underway for suspects on the run.