LAKKI MARWAT: Three persons, including two brothers, were killed as two rival groups exchanged fire in Lakki Marwat on Tuesday night.

Police said two rival groups, who had old enmity, came across each other in a street in Dre Plari area and opened fire. Two brothers from one group, identified as Inamullah and Fidaullah, and one person from other group, Gulzar, lost their lives in the firing.

A passer-by child was also injured in the firing. The injured child was taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Serai Naurang. Police have filed a case and initiated investigation.

Woman stabbed to death

In a separate incident, a man killed his disgruntled wife with a sharp-edged weapon in District Courts Swat on Wednesday.

A divorce case was to be heard in the court and the woman was sitting in the women’s waiting room when her husband went there and killed her with a knife. Police arrested the culprit on the spot and sent him to lock up.

Lawyers in the District Courts boycotted the proceedings of the case in protest against the murder of the woman. District Bar Association Akhtar Munir said while talking to TNN that despite search on the gates and instillation of scanners, the occurrence of such an incident is a big security lapse. He demanded the government to improve security arrangements at the courts.