Ten people were killed today in two incidents of violent skirmishes and one accident in which waves swept away a vehicle in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region.
In the first incident, in Parachinar, headquarters of Kurram Agency, three people were killed and 10 others injured after a row erupted between the protesters and the political administration over non-permission to a religious cleric from Punjab Maulana Ijaz Behshti to enter the agency.
Tehrik-e-Hussaini had taken out a protest rally against the political administration of Kurram Agency for not allowing Behshti to enter the agency yesterday.He was stopped at Chapri Check Post by the officials of the political administration and sent back.
Tehrik-e-Hussaini gave called for demonstration today and its workers resorted to violence as the law enforcement agencies had to fire aerial shots.In the ensuing clashes, three people were killed and 10 others injured.Commandant Kurram Militia Colonel Yasir said that thirty people have been arrested by the forces for their alleged involvement in inciting the mob.He denied allegations that casualties occurred due to firing by the security forces and said that the three persons were killed in firing from amidst the crowd.In Kalaya, headquarters of Aurakzai Agency, three persons including two brothers, were killed when two rival groups exchanged firing over property dispute.In Landi Kotal, headquarters of Khyber Agency, four family members — a woman, her husband and two children — died when their vehicle was swept away by wave.Their car was swept away by waves of a stream in Loay Shilman area.Two persons were retrieved from the water while four persons lost their lives in the incident.
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