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 briefs… Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Five killed as clashes continue in Kurram Agency

Our correspondent

PARACHINAR: Five persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in fresh clashes between the Turi and Mangal tribesmen in Shalozan and Tangi areas of Kurram Agency on Monday, tribal sources said.

The sources said that the rival tribes were using heavy weapons against each other. They confirmed the killing of five persons and injuries to 12 others in the fresh clashes but would not tell to which tribe the victims belonged.

Turi and Mangal tribes have been fighting for the last seven days because of a water dispute and ownership of forests. Elders of a local jirga and political authorities are making efforts to broker ceasefire between the warring tribes but have not yet succeeded in their endeavors.

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