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33 injured in aerial firing in KP after Pakistan’s victory in Champions Trophy

33 injured in aerial firing in KP after Pakistan’s victory in Champions Trophy
June 19, 2017

PESHAWAR, 19 June: At least 33 people sustained injuries in aerial firing to celebrate the victory of Pakistan cricket team against India in the final of Champions Trophy in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday night.

Unconfirmed reports about death of a person from aerial firing in Upper Dir have also been received.

Peshawar Police has arrested 66 people for indulging in aerial firing and using fireworks to celebrate the cricket team’s victory. Twenty-five people injured in the aerial firing were brought to the Lady Reading Hospital on Sunday night, the hospital administration said. Three among the injured belonged to Charsadda and one belonged to Mardan.

Six people were injured in aerial firing in Mardan, while two were injured in Kurram Agency. Local people in Jandul area of Upper Dir said Pervaiz Khan, son of Gulzada, died due to aerial firing. However, the report could not be confirmed from official sources.

Senior Superintendent of Police Peshawar Sajjad Khan said police took action after receiving information about aerial firing in different parts of the city and recovered 35 pistols, nine SMGs, 62 packs of fireworks and hundreds of cartridges.

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