Published On: Tue, Sep 21st, 2021
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At least nine persons killed, 16 injured in clash between two groups during jirga in Upper Dir

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UPPER DIR : At least nine people were killed and 16 were injured as participants of a jirga opened fire at each other in the Barawal tehsil of Upper Dir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.

The incident occurred during a meeting held to resolve a dispute related to the construction of a road at Ganu Cham, tehsil Barawal.

The attendees first engaged in a brawl but took out guns and began firing at each other shortly after.

The injured and the bodies were later shifted to the district headquarters hospital (DHQ), where the staff confirmed the deaths of nine people.

They further confirmed providing treatment to 16 others injured, five of whom were stated to be in a critical condition.