KARACHI: A duo of alleged robbers was killed in an armed encounter with police here late on Tuesday night, Samaa reported.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) Nasir Aftab, a police party, which was actually hot on the trail of some other suspects, encountered the alleged highwaymen on Lyari Expressway in Garden area.
“The surprised suspects opened fire on the incoming cops, who took cover in time; however a retaliatory fire hit them both”, he added.
Aftab further said that upon arrival at the hospital they were rushed to, the wounded attackers were pronounced dead.
“They died on their way to the hospital owing to massive blood loss after suffering multiple penetrating injuries caused by bullets”, said a paramedic at the hospital.
According to sources, the dead bodies have been deposited to the hospital morgue where they await autopsies.
Reportedly the police, apart from arms, also recovered the loot from the deceased robbers, they were getting away with after a stickup in the area.