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September 19, 2010

Operation sought in Kurram Agency

Karachi

 
September 19, 2010

PESHAWAR: Voicing grave concern over the worsening law and order situation in Kurram Agency, the Turi Bangash Supreme Council on Saturday urged the government to launch military operation in the tribal region.
Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club, council chief Gulab Khan said the Shia and Sunni communities had been living in the Kurram Agency in peace for the last so many decades. But, he added, the ongoing conflict, which started in 2007, was not a sectarian strife rather a fight between patriotic tribesmen and the anti-state elements.
He added that after 2007, Turi and Bagash tribes rose against anti-state elements for the maintenance of peace in the area and over 1,300 people had been killed during the last three-and-half years of clashes.
Gulab Khan accused some local political forces of providing shelter to these non-state actors under the garb of sectarianism. He said that there was no sectarian fight in Kurram Agency and the Turi Bangash were fighting the anti-state elements, adding that miscreants were regrouping in Shulzan with the support of Mengal tribe.

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