NWA residents end Mir Ali sit-in against targeted killings

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NWA residents end Mir Ali sit-in against targeted killings
NWA residents end Mir Ali sit-in against targeted killings

MIR ALI: After successful negotiations with the security forces and political administration the tribal people on Friday announced to end their protest sit-in against targeted killings in North Waziristan Agency.
Political administration officials said, they have decided to patrol the areas along with army personnel, while the latter would also be deployed at all the entry and exit points of the agency.
While speaking about the compensation due to be paid to the repatriated locals, officials said the matter would be solved soon.
The residents of North Waziristan had been protesting since the past five days against targeted killings of locals.
The protesters were demanding targeted killings be curbed and security ensured to the tribes people returning to their homes and villages after their large-scale displacement following military operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists in June 2014.
The tribes people said they moved to camps and faced hardships on a daily basis only so peace would be restored in North Waziristan, but considered the agency unsafe for them.
A few days back, three people were shot dead in separate incidents in the agency. The targeted killing incidents took place in Miranshah, Ziraki and Khasukhel in Mir Ali. One of the killed persons was a teacher while another was the son of a former MNA, Maulana Deendar.
Not only targeted killings, bomb explosions have also been reported with recent incidents being at two schools.
One of the schools was in Khasukhel and the other was situated in Hurmaz areas of the agency.

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