LAKKI MARWAT: Three people were killed when two armed groups clashed in Janikhel town of Bannu district on Wednesday.

Police said the armed clash occurred in Janikhel Mandi (bazaar) where both groups confronted and opened fire on each other. Police identified one of the deceased as Attaullah, saying he belonged to Ishaq group.

Police said that two men belonging to Akhtar Mohammad group, were also killed in the clash.

Police said the bodies were shifted to a local hospital and a large contingent of law enforcement personnel rushed to the area to control the situation.

The Janikhel town of southern Bannu district remained in the limelight last year when tribesmen had staged a sit-in against the killing of four boys and a tribal chief on two different occasions.

Published in Dawn, December 22nd, 2022

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