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Land dispute claims five lives in Jamrud

November 25, 2012

LANDI KOTAL, Nov 24: At least five persons were killed and a passerby child was injured when armed men ambushed a car in Malagori area of Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Local officials said that the inmates of the car had come to the offices of political administration in Jamrud in connection with resolution of a land dispute with their rivals.

They said that the victims were attacked by a group of armed men when they were going back in the car in Shahgai near Malagori. All the five men, stated to be relatives, were killed on the spot.

The victims were identified as Momin Khan, Misal Khan, Waqas Khan, Imdad Khan and Ibrar Khan. A passerby boy, Rahat Khan, who was also hurt. The attackers managed to flee after the incident. Officials said that the two rival groups had an old land dispute. — Correspondent