PESHAWAR: Six people were killed while 47 injured in clashes throughout on Saturday as the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed mismanagement, poor security measures and conflicts between different rival groups in different parts of the province which hampered the polling process.
Sources said that three people were killed in Charsada, two in DI khan and another lost his life during clashes in Kohat.
Polling for the largest LG elections in the history of KP took place across the province in which citizens voted to elect 41,762 councilors in the three tiers of local councils.
Strict security arrangements were made to ensure a smooth polling process with some 86,115 security personnel deployed at the polling stations. However, due to a poor law and order situation across the province, polling in various stations was suspended.
Various people received injuries when unknown assailants opened firing on two polling stations of females in Union Council Naspa and Regai areas. The injured persons were rushed to hospital where their condition was stated as stable, police told.