webNAWABSHAH: Two notorious dacoits were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Qazi Ahmed area of Nawabshah late on Sunday night.

Police said the encounter with dacoits took place near Rerh Shakh where the accused were looting passengers at National Highway.

On seeing police, the robbers opened fire which was retaliated. As a result, two dacoits identified as Suhrab Phulpoto and Ashiq Phulpoto were killed while five others managed to escape.

Police recovered two pistols from the possession of killed burglars.

Suhrab Phulpoto carried head-money of Rs500,000 on him. The killed dacoits were wanted to police in dozens of heinous crimes.