Police team, deployed on snap-checking, flagged down a vehicle in Shah Faisal Colony, but culprits inside the car opened fire on the cops. In retaliation by the police, three criminals were killed.
The cops recovered weapons, hand grenades and a snatched car from their possession.
Police claimed that the slain criminals were involved in targeting DSP Alfalah Tariq Saeed besides several criminal activities.
Meanwhile, police conducted a search operation at a graveyard in Paposh Nagar and arrested 11 suspects.