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Rocket Attack on Darra Tribe Leaves Seven Injured

Rocket Attack on Darra Tribe Leaves Seven Injured:

ISLAMABAD/KOHAT: On Wednesday, the Akakhel and Maroofkhel tribes from the neighboring Khyber district launched rockets at the houses of the Akhorwal tribe, injuring seven tribeswomen and children.

This was due to a decades-old land dispute.

Azam Khan, a local official, stated that Darra assistant commissioner Ashrafuddin contacted the Khyber administration to stop the hostilities after the firing occurred.

Later, Ashrafuddin called a meeting of the elders from both sides at the Eagle Fort to declare a ceasefire.

Darra Attack

The official confirmed that they fired five missiles from the Khyber side, which caused an explosion in a populated area.

Additionally, he revealed that they had never used missiles before, and had only used automatic weapons in the past.

The Khyber tribes had been requesting a new demarcation of the disputed land.

According to the revenue record, the property of the Akhorwal tribe in Darra Adamkhel had been in their possession for centuries.

However, the official stated that the Khyber tribes claimed ownership over this land.

Azam Khan also mentioned that the Khyber tribes used a short dirt road in Darra to travel to Peshawar, as it was quicker than taking the longer route through Bara.

Meanwhile, women from Darra who had been married to other districts demanded that the local administration declare a local custom, which denied them a share in the profit from coal mining, illegal.

They made these demands during an open court convened by the additional assistant commissioner of finance and planning, Reena Soharwardi.

The women requested equal ownership rights over the coal mines, which were denied to them due to outdated traditions.

They criticized the ruling that deprived any woman who married outside of Darra of the right to profit from the coal mines.

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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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