FAISALABAD: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Punjab police and two robbers were killed in a shootout in Faisalabad on Friday night.
Police sources said that two robbers, busy in stealing backup batteries of a mobile phone tower in Mehmoodpur area, opened fire in a bid to escape, once police approached.
In fire exchange, the two robbers were shot dead on the spot while the ASI received fatal gunshots injuries, the police stated. The officer was rushed to nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
Both killed robbers have been identified as Afzal and Zahid while the identification of the police officer has yet not been revealed by the police.