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Sectarian ambush

Sectarian ambush

Sixteen Shiite Muslims were killed and four wounded yesterday in an apparent sectarian ambush in a remote tribal town in northwest Pakistan, a paramilitary spokesman and local officials said.
The incident took place early yesterday in the Sunni dominated Charkhel area on Tal-Parachinar road in the violence-hit Kurram tribal district, close to the Afghan border.
The victims were heading to Peshawar in two passenger vehicles when unidentified attackers ambushed them in a hail of gunfire, officials said.
Major Fazal-Ur-Rehman, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps, confirmed the attack.


Updated : 2021-05-15 12:42 GMT+08:00