Two dacoits were shot dead in alleged police encounter in Shikarpur on Monday.

According to SSP Shiraz Nazir, the encounter took place near Shikarpur’s Rukk Link Road, where dacoits and police exchanged fire.

In retaliatory fire, two alleged dacoits were shot dead, the SSP said and added weapons were recovered from their custody.

The identity of the alleged dacoits could not be ascertained, according to the initial reports.

In a separate alleged police encounter in the month of April, two dacoits were killed in an encounter with police officials near Nagin Chowrangi in Karachi.

Rescue sources said that two dacoits were killed in an alleged gun battle with police officials near Nagin Chowrangi, whereas, a citizen has also sustained injuries by the firing of the alleged criminals. The citizen was immediately shifted to the hospital.

It emerged that the dacoits have tried to flee after looting a citizen who came out of an ATM after withdrawing cash. A police patrolling party has reached the scene and opened fire on the criminals.