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Tribal elder among four killed in Balochistan ambush

QUETTA: At least four persons, including a tribal elder and his son, were killed and three personnel of Levies Force were injured in an ambush in Balochistan on Wednesday. Levies officials said a local tribal elder along with his son, private security guards and Levies Force personnel was on way from Kharan to Sia Kamb…

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August 12, 2015


Roadside blast kills six in Bajaur

KHAAR: At least six people, including a leader of tribal area, were killed in an explosion in Bajaur Agency, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the incident took place in Bajaur’s Mamond Tehsil where a roadside bomb killed a tribal elder, Malik Muhammad Jaan, and five others. Security forces arrived at the scene and started search…

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May 11, 2015


At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan

KHARTOUM: At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said. The clashes between Awlad Omran and Al-Ziyoud groups of the Arab Mesiria tribe began with a dispute over land, Mukhtar Babo Nimr, the…

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November 28, 2014


Grand tribal jirga held for IDPs

ISLAMABAD: Political parties on Saturday organized a grand tribal Jirga to discuss the problems being faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency. Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman, chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)…

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November 22, 2014


Clashes between Taliban, tribal militia kill five

PESHAWAR: Taliban insurgents on Saturday clashed with government-backed tribal militia in Pakistan's restive northwest near the Afghan border, killing five militants, officials said. The incident occurred in Speena Danda area of Khyber tribal district, part of Pakistan's wild tribal belt where Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds. “Five Taliban were killed and seven…

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November 15, 2014


Roadside bomb kill six in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR: At least six people were killed and three others injured when two roadside bomb blasts hit a passenger van and motorbike in the restive northwest Friday, officials said. “The incident occurred in Chinori village of the Orakzai tribal district (around 75 miles northwest of Peshawar), the target was the son of a peace committee…

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November 7, 2014


India court sends 13 men to jail over gang-rape of tribal woman

KOLKATA: An Indian court on Saturday sentenced 13 people, including a village headman, to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman as a punishment for “dishonouring” her community. The 20-year-old woman was gang-raped on orders from tribal village elders who objected to her relationship with a man from a different community. The attack…

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September 20, 2014


Anti-polio drive launched in tribal area

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Monday launched a four-day drive to vaccinate more than 700,000 children in its restive tribal area against polio, but officials said nearly 300,000 others would miss out because of threats from militants. The World Health Organisation declared a global “public health emergency” in early May after new polio cases began surfacing and spreading…

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August 25, 2014


Tribal rebels kill 12 Muslims in northeast India

GUWAHATI: Tribal separatists killed at least 12 Muslims in India's remote northeastern state of Assam on Friday, taking the toll to 23 following two days of deadly carnage, police said. “Some 10 heavily armed militants went on a rampage, torching about 20 houses and killing at least 12 people,” police inspector general S. N. Singh…

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May 2, 2014


Supreme Court orders probe after tribal rape outcry

KOLKATA: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from a tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice.The woman, who is recovering in hospital, told police she was assaulted by the men on…

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January 24, 2014


Gaddafi's son appears in court in tribal stronghold

ZINTAN: The son and one-time political heir of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared in a tribal court on Thursday after the militia holding him defied an order from the state to deliver him to a jail in the capital.Saif al-Islam has been held in a remote desert outpost since his capture nearly two years…

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September 19, 2013


Tribal women barred from voting in Nowshera

Web DeskNOWSHERA: As by-elections are underway across the country, women voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Nowshera and other areas were barred from casting their votes, SAMAA reported.Sources said representatives of political parties and local tribal elders had an agreement under which women voters in Nowshera’s NA-5 constituency and other areas would not be allowed to go…

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August 22, 2013


Eid celebrated in tribal areas as Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today

Staff ReportKARACHI/PESHAWAR: After sighting of Shawwal moon in Saudi Arabia, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in tribal areas of Pakistan today, with Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting in Karachi Thursday, SAMAA reported.Reports said Eid prayers were offered in Peshawar’s Afghan refugee camps, Bannu, Khyber Agency and various tribal areas after local ulema decided to mark the Eid day…

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August 8, 2013


Three persons including tribal leader shot dead in Quetta

Web DeskQUETTA: At least three persons, including a tribal leader, were shot dead in a firing incident here, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.According to rescue sources, four others were also injured in the firing incident that took place at Prince Road Science College of the city.the injured persons and the bodies were shifted to hospital.Tension prevailed…

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July 31, 2013


15 persons including 6 women injured in Kandhkot tribal clash

Staff ReportKANDHKOT: At least fifteen persons, including six women, were injured in an armed clash between two tribal groups in Tungwani area of the city, SAMAA reports on Monday.According to police, the clash occurred over a dispute of land between the Bajarani and Behelkani groups.The injured persons were shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment.The police…

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June 24, 2013


Democratic system is weak, tribal strong in Balochistan: Akhtar Mengal

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that the democratic system is weak and tribal system strong in Balochistan and the tribes will have to get together to end quarrel, SAMAA reports.Akhtar Mengal said in his address and talks with media in Hub this day that we have fought with…

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May 3, 2013


First time in history, a tribal woman files nomination papers for polls

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Firs time in history of tribal areas, a tribal woman has filed her nomination papers for taking part in upcoming polls, SAMAA reports.The tribal woman, Badam Zari, belongs to Arang area of Tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency and she has filed nomination papers as an independent candidate from KP’s NA-44.Badam Zari has said…

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March 31, 2013


Around 49,000 people killed in tribal areas since Sept. 2001: official estimates

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Around 49,000 people have been killed since September 11, 2001 in restive tribal areas of Pakistan, according to reports submitted by security agencies in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday.According to details, secretaries of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) also submitted their reports about the security…

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March 26, 2013


KP Governor assures full support to Tribal Peace Jirga

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has assured full support to Tribal Peace Jirga members in their efforts for restoration of peace in tribal areas, SAMAA reports.All Party Conference (APC) supported sixty-member Tribal Peace Jirga called on KP Governor under leadership of JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman on Friday and briefed him about dialogue process…

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March 2, 2013


Grand tribal jirga meets KP Governor today

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: A grand tribal jirga (assembly) is taking place in Peshawar today to devise a strategy in the light of a declaration made by the JUI-F led all-party conference (APC) in Islamabad on Thursday. According to the declaration, tribal jirga has been empowered to negotiate a peace deal with Taliban. It was agreed that…

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March 1, 2013


JUI (F) seeks support for its version of APC on peace in tribal areas

Staff ReportLAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam –Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday that he would meet Nawaz Sharif as part of his party’s efforts to restore peace in the federally-administered tribal areas (FATA). He was speaking to reporters at Mansoora, where he met with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hasan and invited him to attend…

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February 23, 2013

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