SHIKARPUR    -   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 and 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.