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Pakistan: 11 killed, 15 injured in Kohat Shia-Sunni clash

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

Pakistan: 11 killed, 15 injured in Kohat Shia-Sunni clash
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Islamabad: At least 11 people were killed and 15 injured in a Shia-Sunni clash in Kohat Division's Kurram District on Monday.

The clashes between the two groups took place over the cutting of trees in disputed mountain forests, according to a reliable source.

"So far 11 people have been killed in cross-firing from both sides and 15 injured," said the source.

Heavy weapons were used and fighting has continued since yesterday. Police have been deployed and a jirga is also being held to restore peace.

Pakistan is facing rising sectarian violence, with armed Sunni groups linked to Al-Qaeda and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan often attacking gatherings of Shias, who make up some 20 per cent of the country's overwhelmingly Muslim population.

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