LANDI KOTAL, May 21: Two members of a banned militant group and a volunteer of a tribal peace committee were killed and four others injured in a clash in Bukarh area in Tirah valley on Monday.

Sources said that an intense gunfight erupted when members of Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) attacked a bunker of Zakhakhel Peace Committee in Bukarh area early in the morning. They said that the clash, which continued for several hours, left one LI member and a peace committee volunteer dead.

Five more persons, from both sides, were injured, they added. One of injured LI member later died in a private clinic. Sources that Zakhakhels captured three of LI members but spokesman of the organisation in Bara rejected the reports.

Meanwhile, security forces arrested five tribesmen in Gundi area of Jamrud on Monday. — Correspondent

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