Khyber Agency tense after seven killed in clash
JAMRUD: A charged situation prevailed in the Jamrud sub-division of the Khyber Agency on Thursday, after seven people were killed in a battle between the Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Kooki Khel tribesmen late on Wednesday. LI activists hoisted black flags over fortress-shaped houses they had captured from Kooki Khel tribesmen late on Wednesday.
Both sides have taken ground against each other. LI commanders Said Nawaz and Sabeel said that one of their colleagues was killed and six others were injured. Resident Qaseem Gul said people were shifting their families to other areas due to a shortage of food and medicines. Residents said some key members of the Kooki Khel tribe, including the son of the late Zahir Shah, surrendered to the LI in the evening. daud khattak