13 killed in clash over water in Pakistan

September 16th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed Thursday in a fresh clash between two tribal groups over water dispute in Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram region.
In the clash between Mangal and Bangash tribes, the two rival groups used automatic weapons against each other. As a result, 13 persons, including 10 Afghan nationals, were killed and 19 were seriously injured, Xinhua reported, citing sources.

The dispute between the two groups had taken a new turn after the involvement of militants in the clashes which took place in the tribal region’s Shalozan and Tangi areas.

Some locals said the Afghan nationals were urging the people to violence.

Meanwhile, authorities claimed that steps were being taken to restore peace between the tribes.

So far, at least 49 people have been killed and 80 sustained injuries in the two-week clashes in Kurram near the border with Afghanistan.

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