7 killed in Tirah Valley clashes
BARA: Seven people were killed and five others injured on Wednesday in fresh clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and the Ansarul Islam (AI) militant groups in the remote Tirah Valley.
The most recent casualties occurred when LI militants advanced on the hideouts of the AI. Sources said that both groups have occupied positions in the Tirah Valley Mountains and are firing upon each other with heavy ordnance.
They said that more than 100 people have been killed in the clashes that have been continuing for a month and several more injured. The political administration has thus far been unsuccessful in preventing the clashes, the sources added.