Peshawar: 2 robbers, cop killed in encounter
PESHAWAR: A law enforcer and two robbers were killed and a policeman was injured in an encounter in Chamkani area here on Monday, police said.
Police traded fire with robbers when they looted a trader and snatched his car near Tarnab Farm, an official of Chamkani police station said. He said that Moahammad Anwar, a flour trader, was on way to his village Jhagra in his motorcar when three robbers snatched Rs0.7 million cash and vehicle from him.
“We cordoned off the entry and exit points of the area and chased the motorcar when we were informed about the incident,” he said, adding the robbers opened indiscriminate firing on the police party and killed constable Amanullah, a resident of Pabbi.
He said that another policeman identified as Tajdar, a resident of Takht Bhai, was injured by the robbers. The SHO of the police station told this correspondent that two robbers were killed in the retaliatory firing while their third accomplice managed to escape.
The killed robbers were identified as Kashkol and Yousaf, both residents of Bajuar Agency, he added.
Police also recovered the snatched motorcar and cash amount besides a Kalashnikov and two 30 bore pistols from the possession of robbers, the SHO said. He added that the encounter continued for three hours near Akbarpura area.
Both the policemen were ex servicemen. The funeral prayers for the killed policeman were offered at Malik Saad Khan Police Lines. The injured police constable was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where his condition was stated to be stable.