Violence erupts as Bannu police bar Janikhel tribesmen from marching towards Islamabad

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A violent clash erupted between the tribesmen of Janikhel tribe and police in Bannu district on Wednesday as the former started their march towards Islamabad to protest the police’s failure to arrest the killers of a local elder, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants in the area three weeks ago.

The Janikhel tribesmen have been staging a sit-in in the area for the last three weeks over the killing of a tribal leader, Malak Naseeb Khan.

He was shot dead by gunmen in the area three weeks ago and protesters on Wednesday decided to march towards Islamabad for what they termed the police’s failure to arrest the culprits.

Malak Naseeb Khan was an active tribal leader and had been at the forefront of a recent sit-in against the killing of four teenage boys in the area.

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