Indefinite curfew clamped in DIK after sectarian violence
DERA ISMAEL KHAN: The clashes, between two religious sects, which killed at east four persons and rendered another 26 wounded, have prompted the officials to clamp curfew for an indefinite period here in Dharki Morh of Pahar Pur tehsil located in the northwestern town of Dera Ismeal Khan (DIK) on late Saturday.
According to hospital sources, several among injured persons are critical in condition.
According to police sources, at least 4 persons lost their lives and another 26 sustained injuries when two armed groups, reportedly belonging to two religious sects, entered in to clashes following incident of firing on a religious procession, which was celebrating the Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) here in Dera Ismeal Khan.
After the clashes, the law enforcement agencies have imposed curfew for an indefinite period in the area on account of tension prompted by sectarian violence, police sources told media.
Police and rangers officials, cordoning off the entire area, have beefed up security, and are patrolling in town, eyewitnesses told reporters.