15 killed in Shikarpur clashes
SHIKARPUR: Fifteen people, two women and four children among them, were killed on Saturday in tribal clashes in Madeji town and Meeral Kalhoro village.
The fighting started after the killing of a notable, Raja Khan Mangnejo, in Madeji town by armed men allegedly belonging to the Kalhoro tribe. According to police, assailants opened fire on the notable when he was sitting at a shop.
Angry people belonging to his tribe then attacked Meeral Kalhoro village in the Jabbar Shaikh police jurisdiction.
They opened fire on villagers and burned several houses.
Some of those killed in the attack were identified as Nooral, Meeral, Abdul Samad and Fateh Mohammad.
One of the attackers, Liaqat Ali Mangnejo, was also killed when the villagers retaliated.
Shikarpur DPO Younis Chandio said that seven people – two from the Mangnejo tribe and five from the Kalhoro tribe – were killed in clashes.
No FIR was registered till the filling of this report.