Three accused of Naltar firing incident arrested; confess crime

Our Correspondent

The Gilgit Baltistan Police arrested three individuals who also confessed the crime of killing six innocent people in a firing incident took place Thursday in Naltar Valley, DIG Gilgit Waqas Ahmed said Saturday.

Addressing a press conference to update media, the police officer said the killing was a result of personal enmity and 12-14 years old land dispute between two groups of Naltar Bela and Naltar Paeen.

At least six people were killed and seven others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger vehicle in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar valley.

According to police, a van carrying 18 local passengers including women was on its way to Naltar from Gilgit town when unidentified gunmen opened fire on the vehicle.

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