KHANEWAL/BAHAWALNAGAR-In shootout with police, three alleged outlaws were killed and seven others fled the scene in incidents occurred in different areas here on Thursday.

In Khanewal, two allegedly notorious dacoits were killed while their three companions managed to escape.

According to the Mianchannu Saddr Police, Ramzan alias Baba and Rasib alias Rasbi were involved in more than 20 cases of murder, robbery and rape. The police arrested the two accused. According to Saddr Police SHO Najaf Abbas Siyal, the police were taking them for recovery and identification when three of their accomplices, riding motorcycle opened fire on the police party near Pul 47. The police started firing in defence as a result two accused were killed on the spot, he said. Their companions managed to flee in the dark.

In Bahawalnagar, an outlaw was and four others managed to escape after a shootout with police here in the limits of Mecload Gunj Police on Thursday. According to police sources, a hardened criminal Sattar alias Sattari was killed by the firing of accomplices, when the outlaws were allegedly exchanged in crossfire with police. Four outlaws managed to escape from the scene. The police informed that the outlaw had killed ASI Nawaz. The police teams have formed for arrest of the runaway outlaws.