CHITRAL: Shepherd Abd Khun, who was kidnapped by militants on Friday from the Dobazha pastures in the Kalash Valley, was killed on Sunday. According to an official from the Chitral Scouts, dozens of militants crossed into Pakistani territory from the Nuristan province of Afghanistan and took away around 700 goats, along with the shepherd. He added that the scouts and residents from the area chased the militants but failed to capture them. The official said that a large number of Kalash people from the villages of Bamboret, Ramboor and Bareer have gathered for the burial rites of the shepherd. The killing of the shepherd has created panic in the area.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2012.