GERIK, Malaysia - Three killers high on the wanted list were shot dead in a gunbattle with the police when they tried to evade a roadblock here.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the trio fired at the police from the Pahang contingent who were trying to stop their car at about 1.49am on Tuesday in Jalan Intan, here.
"Police returned fire to defend themselves and the suspects were killed in the exchange," he told a press conference at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
"None of our personnel were injured."
Two pistols, bullets, mobile phones and pliers were found in their vehicle.
Sources identified the three as Mohd Baaqir Badrolhsam, 25, Zalizan Amin Elias, 26, and Mohd Sahrufuzin Ali, 35.
The hunt for the suspects was carried out under Ops Cantas Khas by Bukit Aman police and the Perak and Pahang contingents.
The car the suspects were in bore Pahang registration plates but all three dead men were from Kelantan.