rawalpindi - A police officer was injured during an encounter with kidnappers here yesterday; however, police recovered two abductees from the captivity of kidnappers.

A kidnapper was also injured. The injured police officer was identified as ASI Shamraiz Ahmed.

According to police, unknown persons kidnapped two men from the area of Habib Colony near Chakra. The abductees were identified as Advocate Taufeeq Ahmed Awan and his friend Tanveer Ahmed, an employee of ECP.

The two families along with a police party went to pay the money, he added.

Police said that kidnappers smelled the presence of police and opened fire. Police retaliated and injured one of the kidnappers. However, they managed to escape with the kidnapped men. Police chased them and near the motorway, the kidnappers abandoned their car and the kidnapped men. He said that the recovered men were unhurt.