JAMRUD, 26 July: The Independence Day celebrations have been kicked off in Khyber Agency with the start of a football tournament here on Tuesday.

The first match of the tournament was played between Jamrud Nangiyali team and Kokikhel Club at Dandoono ground. The Jamrud Nangiyali team beat Kokikhel Club by 1-0.

A total of 16 teams from all over the Khyber agency are participating in the event. The final of the tournament will be played on August 14, Independence Day.