MULTAN/OKARA: Three dacoits were killed in two separate shootouts occurred in Multan and Okara while their eight accomplices managed to escape, reported a private TV on Tuesday.

According to the report, on a tip-off the police carried out a raid on a house near Jalaibi Morr in Multan. As soon as the dacoits holed up in the house saw the police, they resorted to indiscriminate firing on the lawmen. The police retaliated and the crossfire continued for quite some time. Resultantly two dacoits were killed, who were later identified as Tariq and Zulfiqar. Police sources said that eight other dacoits managed to escape from the scene. The dead bodied of the dacoits were shifted to Nishtar Hospital.

In Okara, a dacoit was killed in a shootout with police near Depalpur Bypass. The dead dacoit was identified as Zahid Sohal.–Monitoring