Tribal rivalry: Four killed, three injured in attack

Two groups of Shar tribe have been in dispute since 2003.


Our Correspondent June 23, 2016
Two groups of Shar tribe have been in dispute since 2003. PHOTO: AFP

SUKKUR: Four people were killed and three others injured on Thursday morning when unidentified armed men opened fire at them near Abdul Rehman Shar village, within the limits of Garhi Yasin police station, Shikarpur district.

Hafeer Shar and other members of Shar tribe were working on an agricultural field near the village, when a group of armed men riding three motorcycles opened fire at them and fled. As a result, four persons including two brothers were killed and three others were injured.

The deceased have been identified as Hafeez, Shadi Shar and his brother Jurio Shar and a passerby Mubarak Ali Jakhro. The bodies and injured including Muhammad Ibrahim Shar and two passersby Rahib and Muhammad Ismail were shifted to a taluka hospital in Garhi Yasin.

The relatives of the deceased staged a sit-in protest with the bodies at Indus highway near Kirthar canal. The police negotiated with the protesters after which they called off their protest.

Two groups of Shar tribe, led by Hafeez and Nazir Shar, have been in dispute since 2003 over theft allegations, informed a Garhi Yasin based reporter, requesting anonymity.

The clash between the two groups has claimed 23 lives so far. The dispute has been resolved four times but each time it proves to be short-lived truce. Recently, Abid Jatoi had tried to resolve the dispute but it too proved to be futile, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2016.

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