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6 killed in clash in NW Pakistan

2009-09-23 16:49 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed as a missed call led to mass murder in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, local TV channel reported.

Six people were killed in an exchange of fire that began as a petty dispute in the Sarobi area of North West Frontier Province's Karak district, the Private TV DAWN News reported.

According to local police, a group of people went to a neighboring house to complain that a boy was harassing them by giving them missed calls on their mobile phones.

The dispute led to a heated verbal exchange until one of the parties opened fire. Six men were killed during the firing and one woman was injured.

The accused from both sides managed to escape.

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua