MIRANSHAH: Three persons, including two girls, were injured when the security forces allegedly opened fire on them on the Bannu-Miranshah road for violating the curfew Sunday, tribal sources said.
The political administration had clamped curfew in the entire North Waziristan tribal region due to the movement of the security forces.The sources said the security forces opened fire and injured two girls in a village near Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan.
The girls aged 8 and 10 were reportedly walking near their houses when they came under fire from the security forces. The villagers later informed the control room and requested the officials to send an ambulance to Qutabkhel village to shift the injured girls to the hospital.
The political administration sent an ambulance and shifted the girls to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Miranshah.Political Agent North Waziristan Siraj Ahmad Khan later sent a delegation of government officials to the hospital and handed over Rs60,000 to the families of the injured girls. He directed the hospital administration to provide free treatment to the girls.
Also, the security forces were reported to have fired and injured a tribesman on the Miranshah-Dattakhel road for violating the curfew.Military officials in Miranshah, however, denied reports of firing by the soldiers for violation of curfew in North Waziristan on Sunday.