At least nine people were killed and 16 were injured as participants of a jirga opened fire at each other in the Barawal tehsil of Upper Dir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, a private TV channel reported. The incident occurred during a meeting held to resolve a dispute related to the construction of a road at Ganu Cham, tehsil Barawal. The attendees first engaged in a brawl but took out guns and began firing at each other shortly after. The injured and the bodies were later shifted to the district headquarters hospital (DHQ), where the staff confirmed the deaths of nine people. They further confirmed providing treatment to 16 others injured, five of whom were stated to be in a critical condition. On August 26, eight people were killed and 11 others sustained serious injuries when the residents of two villages clashed over a land dispute near Parachinar in the Kurram tribal district of K-P. The civil society activists have demanded of the government to take notice of the situation in the area as land disputes were claiming lives at an alarming pace in Kurram tribal district without inviting much attention.