9 killed, 20 injured in jirga clash firing in Upper Dir


3:39 PM | September 21, 2021

Nine people were killed and 20 others injured in firing clash between two groups while attending a session of a Jirga, the local tribal court, in Upper Dir district, police sources said.

The incident happened when the groups gathered in the court to resolve a dispute about a road to be constructed on their lands, Laal Bahadar, station house officer of the Barawal area of the district where the incident happened stated. 

“During the court hearing, a heated discussion started between the two groups which got worse and they pulled out their guns at each other, followed by a serious exchange of firing,” said the official.

Police rushed to the site following the incident, he said, adding that perpetrators of the brawl are being identified by the police.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital where several of them are in critical condition, the officer said

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