SHIKARPUR: Two police officers embraced martyrdom on Sunday in an encounter against dacoits in Shah Belo area of the district.

According to police, a Station House Officer (SHO) who is identified as Ghulam Murtaza Mirani of Ghulam Shah police station and an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Zulfiqar Panhwar were embraced martyrdom in exchange of fire with the robbers in Kaccha area of the district Shikarpur while three of their subordinates also sustained injuries in the process.

On the other hand, a huge contingent of police has been summoned by the authorities and the area was cordoned off due to the incident.

Police have also told that the operation is being carried out with the help of armoured vehicles and 200 police officials were taking part in the operation against the dacoits.

The hiding places of dacoits have been razed to the ground, police said, adding that a search operation is underway in the area.