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Suspected militants kill two members of Pakistan's minority Kalasha Community

Updated: Aug 04, 2016 08:54 IST      
Suspected militants kill two members of Pakistan's minority Kalasha Community

Islamabad, Aug. 4 (ANI): Suspected militants have killed two members of a religious minority group along the porous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Local officials were quoted by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), as saying that the two slain men, both shepherds, were members of the Kalasha Community, a pagan tribe living in the secluded Chitral Valley of northwest Pakistan.

According to Wazir Zada, a member of the Kalasha Community, the attackers crossed over from Afghanistan's Nuristan province to commit the crime.

The Kalasha, which number just several thousand, speak their own language and celebrate festivals through music, dance, and alcohol, making them an apt target for militant Islamic extremists. (ANI with inputs)

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