Tribal clash claims eight lives in Madaji area of Shikarpur District

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A violent clash between the Kalhoro and Junejo tribes has resulted in the tragic loss of eight lives in the Madaji area of Shikarpur district. Reports emerging from the tumultuous vicinity of Jhabra Police Station have confirmed that the clash escalated into a bloody confrontation, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

Armed individuals from both the Kalhoro and Junejo tribes engaged in the violent altercation, leading to the unfortunate demise of at least eight people, while five others sustained injuries. Local sources have identified the deceased as Jan Mohammad, Mohammad Ramzan, Abdul Waheed, Nazir Ahmed, Liaqat Ali, Barkat Ali, Fayyaz Hussain, and Abdul Majeed. Among those killed, five hailed from the Kalhoro tribe, while one belonged to the Junejo tribe.

Eyewitness accounts from media personnel who visited the affected areas have shed light on the gravity of the situation. Armed members of both tribes employed lethal weaponry during the confrontation, resulting in the tragic loss of life. Concerns have been raised that further casualties may occur if the situation is not swiftly brought under control.

Prominent figures from the Katcha area of Shikarpur district, speaking to the media, have urgently appealed to the higher authorities of the Sindh government. They have requested the immediate deployment of police teams and paramilitary forces to the strife-torn region. This call for reinforcement aims to prevent any additional loss of life and restore stability to the area.

The longstanding feud between the two tribes, rooted in minor disputes over the past few years, has inflicted a heavy toll on both communities. The unfortunate events underscore the urgent need for conflict resolution measures to avoid further tragic consequences for the people involved.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at