At least four killed, 15 injured in Swat firing after dispute over potato field

 At least four killed, 15 injured in Swat firing after dispute over potato field

Four killed in Swat firing after dispute over potato field

ISLAMABAD(SWAT), 10 July: At least four people have been killed and 15 others sustained injuries after a dispute over a potato field in Swat district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, on Saturday.

According to police, the two sides had a dispute over a potato field in the border area of Kalam that later turned violent with both sides opening fire at each other.

The firing has continued unabated leading to the killing of four people and injuries to 15 others, they said adding that heavy contingents of police and Frontier Corps have been dispatched to the area to return normalcy in the area.

It is pertinent to mention here that incidents of violence over personal enmity have occurred previously in the province and in one such case, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge was killed along with three family members after unidentified men opened fire on his vehicle in Swabi district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

On April 5, police registered a first information report (FIR) of the assassination of a Swat Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge.

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In a tragic incident, three children were killed after a bomb resembling a toy exploded in the KPK Tank district on Friday.

Police said the minor victims aged six, seven, and twelve years were brothers. They found the toy bomb in a drain and brought it to their home where it went off, a police official said. The bodies have been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital. On getting information, a heavy contingent of police personnel and a bomb disposal squad reached the spot of the explosion. On June 3, three children had lost their lives following the explosion of a hand grenade which they picked up while playing on the scene.

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