25 tribesmen kidnapped in Kurram Agency
PARACHINAR: At least 25 tribesmen were kidnapped on Thursday, by rival groups from different parts of Kurram Agency and the Mamoond area near Thall in Hangu district, official sources said.
Four Turi tribesmen were kidnapped on Thursday morning from Mamoond, a settled part of the Thall area. In response, the Turis abducted 21 people of the Mangal tribe from different parts of the agency.
Residents of the Mamoond area told APP that the people of Kurram Agency were involved in the kidnapping of Turi tribesmen. They demanded that the government act against those involved in the kidnapping.
A tribesman said the kidnapping had made the situation tense in the agency. “It may trigger unrest if the administration does not act quickly,” he said.
Separately, the power supply to the agency was suspended due to a fault in a 132KV transmission line, a Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) official said.
“We are trying to remove the fault as soon as possible,” he added. The agency’s oil supply was also suspended after a number of oil-tanker drivers blocked a main road with their vehicles, in protest against the killing of their colleague in Lower Kurram.
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