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Villagers end 15-year-old enmity, turn friends in Kapisa

Villagers end 15-year-old enmity, turn friends in Kapisa

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Jan 27, 2018 - 18:26

MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): A government delegation has been able to mediate and end a 15-year-old enmity between residents of two villages in Kohband district of central Kapisa province.

The enmity between the two villages has caused dozens of casualties on both sides during clashes that also threatened local security, Kapisa police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The government commission that comprised of security and civil organs mediated between the two villages and guaranteed no side would resort to violence.

Based on the agreement between the two villages, carrying weapons and firing in the air was also restricted, Yousufzai said.

Abdul Wahab Askinwal, Kapisa tribal affairs director, said tribal elders also played their role in helping the commission to end the long running feud.

Militants were also getting benefit of this enmity, he said.

Shah Agha, a resident of Darnama area of Kohband district, said that the enmity between the two villages had led increase in the number of illegal armed men.

He said many people had left their homes and moved to safe areas due to clashes between the two villages.

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