LI, AI clashes kill four in Khyber Agency
BARA: Fighting broke out again between Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Ansarul Islam (AI) militants late on Tuesday night, killing four people and wounding three in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.
AI said it had taken four LI activists hostage and had captured three bunkers during the clash in the Sandapal area, adding that two of the hostages belonged to the Qambar Khel tribe while the other two hailed from the Kukki Khel tribe. Sources said two dead bodies had been brought to the LI centre in Malik Din Khel. AI confirmed the death of one of its activists and said two others had been injured in the fighting. Efforts to broker a ceasefire between the two religious groups have failed.