KARACHI – Police gunned down an alleged robber in a shootout on the main Super Highway on Sunday.

Sohrab Goth police officials said the encounter took place when at least four armed men were trying to flee after looting cash, cell phone and other valuables from a person, namely Khalid. A team of patrolling police reached there and foiled the robbery attempt, said the officials adding that one of the robbers identified as Ghaffar, 28, was killed in the encounter while his accomplices managed to escape.