PESHAWAR: Three persons lost their lives and three others were injured when a fight among children turned violent in Bhana Mari area of Peshawar on Monday.

Police said the children of Khalil and Nasir Khan fought while playing outside their home in Atta Muhammad Garhi area. After the fight, the family of Nasir went to the house of Khalil for a complaint about their children’s behaviour. Both the parties exchanged hot words and then opened fire on each other.

Khalil and his son Asif from one group, while Nasir, Adil, Sohail and Asfandyar from other group sustained injuries from the other group in the firing from both sides. The injured persons were immediately shifted to hospital where Nasir Khan, Adil and Khalil succumbed to their injuries. Other injured persons are under treatment in Lady Reading Hospital and Khyber Teaching Hospital.

Police handed over the bodies to heirs after post mortem and initiated investigation.

Unfortunate incidents like Peshawar happen sometimes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts due to lack of awareness among people about handling children’s petty fights.

A day earlier, two brothers were killed and two others sustained injuries in a firing incident in Charsadda, police said.

A Jirga was underway over the settlement of a dispute at Taj Plaza between two parties when accused Qadeer, Rasheed, Haroon and Saud entered the room and opened fire on the Jirga participants. Iqbal and Ilyas were killed on the spot, while Ashfaq and Arshad sustained injuries. The deceased and injured persons were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital in Charsadda. Police filed a case and initiated investigation into the case.

In Swabi, a man allegedly beat his eight-year-old son to death in Gandaf Refugee Camp in Topi tehsil of Swabi.

Police said Izatullah, an Afghan refugee, beat up his daughter Saima and son Zeeshan with sticks. Zeeshan died due to torture. The mother of the two kids had died two years ago. Police said there were signs of severe torture on the entire body of Zeeshan.

Police said people in the neighbourhood usually complained to Izatullah that his daughter and son were involved in theft and this made him lose his temper.