MIRANSHAH: In a fresh incident of target killing in North Waziristan tribal district, two persons were shot dead in Mir Ali area on Friday.

Official sources said unknown armed men shot dead two persons in Mir Ali sub-division. The district administration has launched investigation into the incident.

The incidents of target killing have increased in Waziristan since the return of the temporarily displaced persons. Recently, the people of North Waziristan had staged a sit-in in protest against increasing incidents of target killing in the tribal district.

In a separate incident in Ghulam Khan tehsil of North Waziristan, one person was killed when two rival groups clashed over a land dispute.

The district administration has arrested four persons after the clash and initiated investigations.

Meanwhile, a tribal Lashkar demolished the house of a person and expelled his family from Mohmand tribal district on charges of getting his rival’s son killed through hired assassins.

Hundreds of people from Safi tribe participated in the Lashkar which demolished the house of Haji Speen Khan in Sagi Bala area.

On Thursday, Haji Speen Khan allegedly got Sher Rehman, the son of his rival, killed through hired assassins. The local people had also killed two of the hired assassins after Sher Rehman’s murder.