Tribal Districts

Seven people killed and six injured by firing during jirga, Dir

Dir: Seven people were killed and at least six are injured during firing in a Jirga held in Bandagai area of Dir. According to rescue officials, the injured people and bodies have been moved to the Dir District Headquarter Hospital.

Reports revealed there was a feud between two groups over land.

An emergency has been imposed at the hospital and appeals for blood donations have been made.

The police have reached the crime scene and cordoned it off. “Initial reports suggest the firing started after an argument over some property issues,” the investigation officer said, adding that they have begun collecting evidence from the site.

Earlier on September 17, nine people were killed and 12 injured during a funeral in Lower Dir’s Tormang.

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