Kurram Agency War April 2007

Kurram Agency War April 2007

Kurram Agency War April 2007

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The Kurram Agency War began on 6 April 2007 in Kurram Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. The conflict is said to be on a procession in Parachinar city. The incident left more than 40 people dead and more than 150 people wounded by 9 April 2007. <!-- NEEDS TO CLARIFY OPPONENTS; WAS THIS SHIA VS. SUNNI VIOLENCE? -->

Tension had been brewing in the area adjacent to the Afghan border since April 1 when the sectarian group Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat taking part in Mawlid (prophet Muhammad's birthday) procession chanted objectionable slogans. The administration had arrested some 30 participants of the Eid Milad (Mawlid) procession for raising the objectionable slogans and assured the rival sect of further action against elements who had raised the slogans.

April 6 (War Starts)

  • On Friday, 6 April, a gunman fired on a procession held by Shia Muslims in Parachinar.
    • An ambulance was also attacked in the city in which three people, including the organiser of the two were wounded.
      • The political administration of the Kurram Agency imposed curfew and additional army troops called out to stop acts of lawlessness in the area.
      • A jirga of elders was being convened to broker a ceasefire between the two groups.
      • Hospital sources said that three bodies and 18 wounded people had been brought to the agency headquarters hospital.
      • Locals said the number of casualties might......
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