LOWER DIR: Two brothers, including a Rescue 1122 staffer, were killed and two others injured when rival groups exchanged fire over a petty issue in Kamala area of Chakdara here on Sunday, residents and the police said.

They said a children’s quarrel led to exchange of harsh words between the groups, who then opened fire at each other. As a result of the firing, Inayat Khan and his brother Azmat Khan died on the spot, while Mansoor and Ibrar from both the parties sustained injuries.

Mansoor was referred to a Peshawar hospital, while injured Ibrar escaped from the scene.

The Chakdara police registered a case and started further investigation. Residents said a children’s quarrel occurred a year ago became the reason for the shooting.

Also in the day, a seven-year-old child died when he touched a bare electricity wire in his home in Mian Banda area of Timergara, the residents said.

Meanwhile, the Balambat police recovered a decomposed body from a nullah in Anangoro Khwar near Hajiabad the other day. The police said the body was beyond recognition.

TIMBER SEIZED: The administration and forest officials foiled a bid to smuggle timber in Miskini area of Jandol the other day.

The alleged smuggler identified as Noorul Islam was arrested along with 17 timber slabs.

Published in Dawn,June 13th, 2022

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