17 prisoners hurt in Kohat Jail sectarian clash
KOHAT: Seventeen prisoners were injured in a sectarian clash in Kohat Jail on Sunday, police said. The clash started at 8 am when the prisoners belonging to Sunni and Shia sects exchanged hot words over some issue. Seventeen prisoners were injured in the clash who were shifted to the hospital situated inside the jail premises for treatment.
Heavy contingents of police soon reached the jail and brought the situation under control. The injured included 10 from the Shia sect and seven from the Sunni sect, who belong to Kohat, Hangu, Orakzai Agency and Tirah Valley. A local jirga was negotiating with the prisoners to settle the dispute.