Tribesmen protest Bara killings in front of KP Governor House
Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
PESHAWAR: Tribesmen from the Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency are staging a sit-in outside the Governor House here. The sit-in is in protest to the killing of 18 people whose bodies were recovered from Bara.
Family members of the victims have refused to bury their dead and are present at the sit-in along with the bodies of the deceased. Protestors tried to manhandle MNA Habibullah Jan Afridi when he arrived at the sit-in. Afridi’s bodyguards fired warning shots as a result of which one person was injured.
Meanwhile Prime Minsiter Raja Pervaiz Ashraf called Governor Khyber Pakhtukhwa Massod Kasaur over the sit-in. The Governor informed Prime Minister Ashraf that a report will be presented after speaking with the tribesmen. The prime minister assured that the federal government would provide assistance to resolve the problem.
18 people were killed when unknown gunmen entered their homes and shot them. The bodies of the victims were disposed of in nearby fields. The families of the victims could not recover their bodies Tuesday night because of the curfew. Seven members of the same family were among those killed.