Two killed as shells hit houses in Kurram
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By By our correspondents 
SADDA/PARACHINAR: Two people were killed and several others injured as over a dozen rockets and mortar shells fired by miscreants struck houses in Sadda city in the lower Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

Sources said the miscreants rained rockets and mortar shells on Sadda city that hit civilian areas, leaving a man and a woman dead and several others injured.The miscreants had been targeting the Sadda city since the fighting between the rival groups broke out.

A number of persons, including women and children, had been killed and several others wounded during the weeklong clashes.Meanwhile, the elders of Turi and Bangash tribes have demanded of the government to rein in the militants and take measures for bringing a lasting peace to the troubled areas of Kurram Agency.

Addressing a press conference, Allama Muhammad Nawaz Irfani said they had rendered sacrifices for clearing the upper Kurram areas of the militants, but their presence in the lower and central parts of the agency was still a threat to peace. “The militants had been attacking Balishkhel and other areas but the government has turned a blind eye towards this sensitive situation,” he told media.