Five killed in Swat firing after dispute over Potato field

SWAT: At least five people have been killed and 15 others sustained injuries after a dispute over a potato field in Swat district.

According to police, the two sides had a dispute over a potato field in the border area of Kalam that later turned violent with both sides opening fire at each other.

The firing has continued unabated leading to the killing of four people and injuries to 15 others, they said adding that heavy contingents of police and Frontier Corps have been dispatched to the area to return normalcy in the area.

It is pertinent to mention here that incidents of violence over personal enmity have occurred previously in the province and in one such case, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge was killed along with three family members after unidentified men opened fire on his vehicle in Swabi district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

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