Pakistan, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Exchange of gunfire in Mingora – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

2023-10-19: Several people were killed, while several security officials were injured on Wednesday (18 October) in an exchange of gun fire between two groups over a land dispute near Swat Cricket Stadium in Mingora, Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Reportedly, the victim’s family had staged a road blockage and damaged property following the incident.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.