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Two elders killed, six injured in Orakzai Agency attack

January 21, 2017

KALAYA: Two tribal elders were killed and six others sustained injuries when gunmen fired at them when they were on the way to attend a jirga in the Orakzai Agency on Friday, official sources said.

"The elders of Drand Sheikhan in central parts of Orakzai Agency were travelling to attend a Qaumi jirga when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them," said a source, adding, two elders were killed and six others sustained injuries in the ambush.

Two of the injured were stated to be in critical condition. The critically injured were shifted to the Kohat Development Authority Hospital in Kohat. Security forces and Orakzai Levies launched a door-to-door search operation after the incident.