BAHAWALNAGAR

Three outlaws were killed in alleged shootout with police that took place in the remit of Haroonabad Saddr Police on Tuesday. Two others managed to flee the scene.

According to the police, five outlaws looted a motorbike, gold ornaments and cash from villagers near Chak 102/6R in the limits of Faqirwali Police.

On a tip-off, the Bahawalnagar DPO ordered to cordon off the area. The outlaws were, reportedly, came across the police near 25/3R in the limits of Haroonabad Saddr Police. The police said that as soon as the outlaws saw the police, they resorted to firing on them. The police retaliated and a shootout ensured which lasted for quite some time. Consequently, three outlaws were killed on the spot while two of their accomplices managed to escape the scene. The dead bodies were shifted to DHQ Hospital Bahawalnagar. The Haroonabad Saddr Police registered a case against the outlaws. However, identity of the outlaws could not be confirmed till filing of this report.