Paktia land dispute claims 3 lives
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least three persons have been killed and another wounded in a land dispute in southeastern Paktia province, a local elder said Thursday.
The slain persons were from the same family, he added. Haji Mamoor, an elder in Zmakani district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the armed clash erupted following a long dispute between two families over a piece of land.
Both the families had been claiming ownership of the land, which ultimately developed into an armed clash.
Abdul Wali Sahi, deputy governor of Paktia, confirmed the incident and said that local elders and officials were sent to resolve the issue and avoid further clash.
In recent past, land disputes claimed several lives in the province.
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