MUZAFFARGARH: At least 16 proclaimed offenders including Malik Ishaq, leader of a banned outfit, and his two sons were killed in an alleged police encounter near Shahwala.
Six police personnel were also injured in the exchange of fire.
Police said Malik Ishaq was arrested six days back for targeted killings of eight people.
According to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) sources, six accused including Malik Ishaq and his two sons were taken to Muzaffargarh for identification of arms when exchange of fire took place after their aides tried to get them released.
All the bodies have been shifted to DHQ, the police said.