A police Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI ) was killed and another sustained injuries during an exchange of gunfire between police and car-lifters in Karachi Company, G-9 area here in Islamabad on Friday.

According to police sources, police received a tip-off that some unidentified accused were escaping with a stolen car in a renowned commercial center of the city—Karachi Company. Police were chasing car-thieves when they opened fire at the police party, injuring two police personnel including ASI Riaz. The injured policemen were taken to hospital, where the ASI succumbed to his injuries.

During the encounter police captured a car-lifter while two other accused managed to flee from the scene.

Heavy contingent of police reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area after the incident and started investigation. Police sources said all the exit points of Islamabad have been alerted to nab the culprits.