8 killed in Kurram clashes
PARACHINAR/SADA: Fresh clashes between Mangal and Tori tribesmen killed eight persons and injured 10 in the Lower Kurram Agency, political administration sources said on Monday.
Armed persons of the two tribes were using heavy, light and automatic weaponry in the Bilyamin, Kuch and Munda areas of the agency, the sources said. Hundreds of families had started to shift to safer places from the restive areas, they added.
Meanwhile, Tori tribesmen set on fire four villages of their rival Bangash tribe, locals said. Hundreds of armed men from the Upper Kurram Agency attacked the Tando, Bazar Kalay, Haji Ismail Jan Kalay and Haidar Jan Kalay villages in the Lower Kurram starting sporadic fires, the locals said. Cattle were killed and valuables were damaged, they added.