Three dacoits were killed while a police constable embraced Shahdat during an encounter here in Faisalabad. According to police officials, the police was informed that eight dacoits were looting the people in the area of Saddar by blocking the road. On arrival of police officials, the criminals opened indiscriminate firing on police, resulted the death of one police constable Shahzad. In retaliation from police, three dacoits were killed while five other managed to escape. The police have shifted the dead bodies of dacoits to Allied Hospital, however, no dacoits has been identified yet. The police cordoned off the area and started the search of dacoits.