Five killed in jirga clash in Waziristan
MIRANSHAH: At least five people were killed and another seven wounded as two rival groups traded fire during a local jirga in the Mir Ali subdivision of North Waziristan on Saturday.
The elders were holding the jirga in the Spin Wam area on Mir Ali-Tal Road when the clash occurred. Those killed and injured belonged to maliks (tribal elders) and local Taliban, residents said.
The clash resulted in the deaths of four tribesmen and one Taliban. Also, two tribesmen and five Taliban were injured. The locals said the jirga had been called to arrange a compromise between two rival families. While discussing the conditions of a truce, the two sides started fighting, resulting in the casualties.