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Kurram Agency rivals swap 53 abductees
Updated at: 1322 PST, Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Kurram Agency rivals swap 53 abductees PESHAWAR: Kurram Agency rival tribesmen swapped each other’s yesterday 53 abductees, which included 41 women and children.

Sources said that yesterday some armed persons attacking a Kurram Agency vehicle near Hangu had killed one person and injured one, while three persons were abducted, which let loose a violent reaction to the incident during which the tribesmen kidnapped each other’s scores of persons.

Later, the Jirga members and Political officials brokered the release of the 53 abductees including 41 women and children. Jirga members said that talks were underway with the rival groups for the release of the remaining abductees also.

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