Three die as militants clash in Khyber
LANDI KOTAL: Three militants, among them a ‘commander’, were killed and nine others injured when rival groups clashed in the remote Bazaar-Zakhakhel area of Khyber Agency on Sunday.
According to sources, the clash took place when armed activists of Lashkar-i-Islam attacked the positions of Tawheedul Islam in Bhango Darra area of Zaoddin to reopen a supply line blocked by the latter a few days ago.
The clash continued for hours, leaving two LI activists and a TI commander, identified as Sajid alias Shahjee, dead. Nine TI men were injured and taken to hospitals in Landi Kotal and Peshawar.
A spokesman for Tawheedul Islam in Landi Kotal claimed that six activists of Lashkar-i-Islam had been killed in the clash, but his claim could not be verified from independent sources.
The sources said that LI activists torched two houses belonging to their opponents and captured a bunker in Zaoddin area.