Pakistan: 1 killed as Pashtun activists clash with tribesmen

Mon, 2018-06-04 12:18

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A Pakistani official says at least one person has been killed and a dozen others wounded in a clash between local tribesmen and supporters of the Pashtun Protection Movement in South Waziristan’s main town of Wana.
Sohail Ahmed Khan, a regional administration official, said the Saturday evening clashes broke out after a quarrel at a fuel station.
Khan said a curfew was imposed and the situation brought under control.
The Pashtun rights group has for months been calling for the return of disappeared Pashtuns allegedly detained during military operations in the region. It also demand removal of security posts and respect for tribesmen at checkpoints.
After the clashes the deceased and wounded were transported to Dera Ismail Khan where the movement’s supporters staged a protest chanting anti-army slogans. 

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