Seven killed in sectarian clashes in Pakistan
Seven militants and a tribesman were killed in clashes between members of a tribal militia and Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwestern Kurram Agency.world Updated: Oct 09, 2008 22:18 IST
Seven militants and a tribesman were killed in clashes between members of a tribal militia and Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwestern Kurram Agency, officials said today.
The local political administration said a tribesman was killed when Taliban fighters attacked Ali Zai village in Lower Kurram. Security forces and the lashkar or militia of the Shia Turi tribe repulsed the attack, killing six militants.
In a separate incident, a militant was killed when security forces and a lashkar retaliated against an attack on Pewar village last night.
Residents of Kurram Agency have been facing hardships due to the blockade of a key road in the area following months of sectarian clashes between Shia and Sunni tribesmen.
First Published: Oct 09, 2008 22:04 IST