CHITRAL: Two men, including one police officer, were injured in Arandu, Chitral near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday when another policeman’s gun went off by accident.
A jirga was held at a hotel near a police check post in Aranda to resolve a land dispute between two local groups, Shahbuddin and Dayiem. Both groups argued during the jirga, which lead to a brawl. Behram Khan, a policeman at hand, rushed to the site to intervene but he accidently discharged his weapon, injuring Muhammad Ismail, a police officer and Habib, a bystander.
The injured were rushed to District Headquarters Hospital. In a separate incident, the Chitral police arrested two suspects, Muhammad Ghayas and Shujaur Rehman, in Chitral Town. They recovered a hand bomb, two Kalashnikovs, three pistols and several rounds of ammunition from the suspects. An FIR was registered against the accused and a police investigation is underway.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2013.
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