Three people were killed and seven injured in a shoot-out between two rival groups on Rajar Bypass Road on Tuesday.
City Police SHO Rokhan Zaib told The Express Tribune that the firing between the two groups started around 12:10pm. An FIR has been registered.
Nasir, one of the men involved, said seven people, including two pedestrians, sustained injuries. He added that two residents, Bakht Jan and a woman named Safia, who were standing on the roof of their houses, were killed as the groups opened fire.
Alam Baz from the opponent group also filed a complaint with the police stating that his son Touseef was killed, while his relative Sadi Khan and his friend, Masood were injured. Safia’s relatives have filed cases against both groups.
In another incident, four militants were killed when a clash erupted between security forces and militants in the troubled Akka Khel area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency.
A paramilitary official confirmed the incident adding that the clashes took place around midnight in Zawa. He said that security forces gunned down four militants and took their bodies in custody.
The official added that the bodies were handed over to the political administration for identification. Two were identified as Shah Faisal, a resident of Darra Adam Khel, and Muhammad Asim, a resident of Charsadda, while the identity of the other two could not be confirmed. The official further said that four machine guns were also confiscated from the militants.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2012.