Land dispute claims 5 lives in Jamrud
LANDI KOTAL: At least five persons were killed and a passerby child was injured when armed men ambushed a car in Malagori area of Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency on Saturday. Local officials said that the inmates of the car had come to the offices of political administration in Jamrud in connection with resolution of a land dispute with their rivals. They said that the victims were attacked by a group of armed men when they were going back in the car in Shahgai near Malagori. All the five men, stated to be relatives, were killed on the spot.
The victims were identified as Momin Khan, Misal Khan, Waqas Khan, Imdad Khan and Ibrar Khan. A boy, Rahat Khan, who was passing by, was also injured in the firing. The attackers managed to flee after the incident.
Relatives of the deceased refused to collect the bodies till the Jamrud administration assured them that the attackers would soon be tracked down. Officials said that the two rival groups had an old land dispute.