ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Battles over irrigation water continued Friday in Pakistan's tribal Kurram area, with at least 12 people killed, officials said.
In the past week, at least 29 people have died and 40 have been injured in the fighting, the Press Trust of India reported.
The Pakistani newspaper Dawn said the dispute is between the Shalozan and Shalozan Tangi tribes.
The Kurram area is in northwest Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan and historically the region was a major route to Kabul, luring ethnically mixed settlers to the region. The Kurram River flows through the valley of the same name toward the Indus.