PESHAWAR: Three militants were killed and three others arrested on Wednesday as the rival extremist groups clashed in the Tirah Valley of the Khyber Agency.

Official sources said the militants belonging to the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam and Tauheedul Islam clashed in Zakakhel area of Tirah Valley resulting in the death of two LI commanders and an activist of TI.

Three LI fighters were also arrested by the other Tauheedul Islam militants.

Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and the belt lies near the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups, who stage attacks in both countries, are known to have strongholds in the zone.

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