LANDI KOTAL, Feb 11: Five members of a banned militant group were killed and four others received injuries in clashes with Taliban in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Monday.

Sources said that although Ansaarul Islam, the banned group, was able to recapture three from outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, yet it lost five of its members in the daylong clashes. The clashes took place in Dro Stana, Kala Woch and Haider Kandaw areas of Tirah valley, they added.

Another source said that the Ansaarul Islam members when some mines planted inside a bunker in Dro Stana area exploded. The mines were planted by Taliban before their retreat from the area.

Sources said that fighting between the two groups was continued in Malidinkhel area.

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