Monday, June 29, 2009

Fresh clashes in Kurram claim three lives

Fresh clashes in Kurram claim three lives
By Our Correspondent 
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 | 05:23 AM PST |
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Sectarian clashes in Kurram agency have caused many casualties, cut off the area from the rest of the country and pushed the region to the verge of a civil war. - File photo

PARACHINAR: Three people were killed and six others injured in sectarian clashes in different areas of the Kurram agency on Sunday.

Reports of clashes have been received from Sadda, Balishkhel, Makhizai, Khar Kali and Shakerdara areas of Lower Kurram.

It is learnt that officials and elders from both sides are trying to broker a truce.

Armed groups positioned on hilltops have attacked residential areas.

A large number of people have left the conflict-hit areas and moved to safe places.

Meanwhile, an all-party conference held in Parachinar has called upon the government to launch a military operation against militants. The participants said the region, cut off from the rest of the country for two years, was on the verge of a civil war.

The conference decided that tribesmen would support every step the government would take for peace and stability in the region.

The conference demanded that the government should take immediate action to stop clashes and open the main road.




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