LAHORE - A police officer was killed and another received serious injures when some robbers opened fire on them in Samanabad here on Sunday.

Police said that two robbers were busy looting a citizen on Poonch Road in Samanabad when a police team reached there and tried to arrest the outlaws. But the dacoits opened fire on the police team, injuring two constables Aslam and Shakeel. They were hurried to hospital but Aslam died on the way to hospital while the condition of Shakeel was stable.

After attacking the police team, the robbers managed to escape from the scene. Police said that one of the dacoits received injuries when cops opened fire in retaliation. But the dacoits took their injured accomplice with them, leaving their bike on the spot.