HYDERABAD: Three accused of target killing and other serious crimes were killed and arms recovered after exchange of fire with police here today.

According to reports, the police conducted operation against the outlaws in Hussainabad area of Hyderabad during which culprits present in the area attacked the police party engaged in search operation. In retaliatory action by police, three accused involved in target killing, kidnapping for ransom, robberies and other crimes and identified as Najeeb, Akbar and Hamayun were killed. 

The police recovered arms and ammunition from the possession of the criminals killed in the encounter and their bodies were shifted to mortuary of local hospital for postmortem.