- At least nine people were killed in tribal clashes over a community land dispute.
- The district administration is trying to control the situation.
- Federal minister Sajid Turi arrived in the tribal district to broker a ceasefire.
Two more people have lost their lives and 13 others have been injured in ongoing tribal clashes over a land dispute in Kurram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
According to police officials, at least nine people were killed and over 50 injured during the past four days after clashes broke out between the tribes over a communal land dispute last Friday.
Police said the district administration is trying to control the situation with the cooperation of tribal elders and forces.
Overseas Pakistanis and Federal Minister for Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi also arrived in the tribal district to broker a ceasefire between the warring sides.
At least five people were killed and 30 others injured in a shootout between armed men of Bohshera and Dandar tribes over a land dispute on Friday.
Subsequently, two more people were killed and eight others injured when clashes broke out again between tribes in different areas of Kurram tribal district on Sunday.
The district administration and police, along with area elders, brokered a ceasefire between the warring tribes and vacated their bunkers, but clashes continued in Khar Fort, Balishkhel, Pewar and Tari Mangal areas.
Local residents said sporadic firing continued, killing one person each in Taree Manga and Khar Fort and Balishkhel, while three and two others were injured in these areas. Similarly, three people were injured in Paver area.
Last week, Deputy Commissioner Syed Saiful Islam Shah and District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Imran had said that the district administration and police, in coordination with elders of the area, have resumed efforts to effect a permanent ceasefire between the warring tribes .
He said that a Jirga is being organized to settle the dispute once and for all.