A policeman was stabbed to death and two foreigners were shot dead after a scuffle with five foreigners at Taman Sentosa here on Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 5am while the two policemen, Kpl Raja Aizam Raja Mohd, 53, and Kpl Mohd Aidil Mustafa, 29, were patrolling the area in a police car.

They came across a group of five men and attempted to stop and search them.

A scuffle ensued and one of the men grabbed the pistol of Kpl Raja Aizam and tried to fire at Kpl Mohd Aidil but the pistol jammed.

Kpl Raja Aizam  was stabbed during the incident.

Kpl Mohd Aidil then managed to grab his partner’s weapon and shot two of the men.

Kpl Raja Aizam was found lying in a drain by the police.

Both policemen were rushed to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah hospital where Kpl Raja Aizam was pronounced dead.

Kpl Mohd Aidil is receiving treatment for head and face wounds.

A knife was found at the scene of the crime and police forensic units are combing the area for more evidence.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar who went to the hospital confirmed the case.

"These foreigners have taken it one step too far to attack policemen while they are on duty.

“My personnel are working to trace the other assailants," he said.