20 killed as fighting erupts in Jamrud
PESHAWAR: Fighting erupted between loyalists of militant group Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and men of the Kooki Khel tribe of the Khyber Agency on Wednesday, following three days of tension. At least 20 people had been killed in the clashes, Geo News reported.
“The two sides have started an exchange of fire,” Rasool Khan, assistant political agent of the Jamrud subdivision, confirmed to Daily Times. A tribal elder from Jamrud, requesting anonymity, claimed that the government had done nothing to avert the clash, despite knowing of hostilities on both sides. Tensions in the Jamrud subdivision surfaced after Kooki Khel tribe refused to surrender to Bagh’s 30-point agenda.