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More IDPs return from Afghanistan

PARACHINAR: More internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency who had migrated to Afghanistan returned to Kurram Agency on Thursday.

Political Agent Riaz Mehsud told media persons that around 500 displaced families from North Waziristan Agency

arrived in Kurram Agency from Afghanistan’s Khost province. He said that basic facilities, including transportation, had been provided to IDPs and they were sent to the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Health workers provided polio drops to 2,186 children at the border. The returning IDPs said that they had gone to Afghanistan because of prolonged curfew in the area. Afghan officials said that around 50,000 people of Waziristan had taken refuge in Khost where they had been provided tents and other facilities.

Published in Dawn, June 27th, 2014