Five die in tribal clash over Karo-Kari -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Five die in tribal clash over Karo-Kari

KHAIRPUR, July 16 2006: Five people were gunned down in tribal clash in Khairpur over a Karo-Kari dispute. Reports said more than 10 armed men of Khorkhani attacked village Kutber in the limits of Faiz Mohammad Bhindo police station and resorted to firing at the villagers, which resulted in the death of two Kutber tribesmen identified as Abdullah and Loung. After an hour the Kutber tribesmen raided Watar Khorkhani in the limits of the Beberloi police station, killing Rano, Wakeel and Shabbir Khorkhani. The incidents spread panic and fear, but dozens of people of both the tribes established bunkers. After two hours, a heavy police contingent rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies for autopsy.

Police conducted a massive operation against both the tribes and more than 50 people were arrested. Police also set up pickets in the outskirts of the villages. Reports said few months ago a clash between neighbouring villagers occurred over Karo-Kari and both tribes reconciled trough a private Jirga, but the alleged Karo, Pappu Khorkhani was killed by the Khorkhani tribesmen. Upon this the tribal clash occurred. Tension was prevailing till the filing of this report and there was fear of loss of more lives. The law and order situation of Khairpur is worsening day by day and police are not controlling it.
Source: The News
Date:7/16/2006