Wednesday, March 23, 2011

24 tribesmen kidnapped in Kurram Agency

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PARACHINAR: The militants kidnapped 24 persons from lower Kurram Agency on Tuesday, tribal sources said.

The sources said that the militants intercepted a vehicle coming towards Peshawar at Pararo area and whisked away its four occupants including the driver. The kidnapped persons included a student Alamdar Hussain son of Ali Hussain, the sources said. 

In another incident, the militants picked up 20 persons from the weekly cattle fair in Talo Ganj in Bagan area. Those kidnapped belonged to the Kochi and Ghalji tribes, the residents said. Local residents expressed concern over the increasing activities of the militants in Kurram Agency. 

They said the subversive activities of the militants would sabotage the nascent peace agreement. A peace agreement was reached between the elders of the Sunni and Shia sects on February 3 and the Thall-Parachinar Road was reopened after more than three years of closure. 

The agreement was based on the previous Murree peace accord between elders of the two sects.



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