Landi Kotal: 5 militants die in Khyber infighting
LANDI KOTAL, Aug 4: Five militants and a passer-by were killed when rival groups clashed in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency, sources and officials said on Thursday.
They said that armed supporters of the banned Lashkar-i-Islam and Anasarul Islam exchanged indiscriminate firing when they came face to face in a bazaar in Mehraban Kali area of Kukikhel on Thursday.
The sources said that five armed men from both sides and a passer-by were killed on the spot as result of cross firing.
The Kukikhel tribe has so far resisted the existence of militants on their soil and sources said that the militants had come to the local bazaar to buy edibles.
Fighting between the two groups has been going on since April in Bazaar Zakhakhel, Nari Baba and Sanda Pal areas of Khyber Agency.