Bara: Five killed in AI-LI clashes
BARA: Five people were killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between two militant groups in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency. According to locals, clashes between Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Maulvi Mehboob’s Ansarul Islam (AI) have continued for 13 days.
According to sources, both groups have occupied strategic positions in the mountains of Tirah Valley and are attacking each other with heavy ordinance. They said that over 80 people had been killed on both sides since the start of the clashes and the political administration had not been able to stop the fighting. Meanwhile, residents of the Khyber Agency have expressed great concern for their personal safety, saying they are trapped between a paramilitary operation on one side, and a clash between two militant groups on the other.