• Five killed in dispute over animal sacrifice in Mardan

    Five killed in dispute over animal sacrifice in Mardan File photo Five killed in dispute over animal sacrifice in Mardan

    Five people were killed and six others were injured in a firing incident in Toru village of Mardan on Wednesday, police said.

    A long-standing dispute between two groups of families escalated to violence during the sacrifice of animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, resulting in the tragedy, police informed.

    Both the groups lost two of their members in the firing, while a passerby was also killed in the exchange of fire.

    The wounded were shifted to hospitals in Mardan and Peshawar.

    In an unrelated incident in Mastung, Balochistan, a person was shot dead while another injured earlier today.

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