Peshawar   -  Capital City Police said on Sunday that they had killed two extortionists while one policeman was also injured in a shoot-out in Peshawar.

Flanked by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)-Operations Haroon-ur-Rashid and SP Cantt Zunair Ahmad Cheema, Capital City Police Officer Abbas Ahsan told a news conference that two brothers Sherakai and Sherzai, Afghan nationals already wanted by the police, were killed in an encounter.

“Police killed the two gangsters during an encounter last night; both of them had been wanted in cases of extortions, murders and attempted murders,” he added. He said the proclaimed offenders opened fire on the police party in Nasir Bagh area when the cops reached there. He said one constable was injured in the firing while an SHO also escaped bullet due to a bulletproof jacket he was wearing during the operation.

He said that besides other killings, the two men had also murdered their father and a cousin.