Taliban fighters are seen in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. – File photo by AFP
The clash continued for hours, leaving two LI activists and a TI commander, identified as Sajid alias Shahjee, dead. Nine TI men were injured and taken to hospitals in Landi Kotal and Peshawar.  – File photo by AFP

LANDI KOTAL: Three militants, among them a ‘commander’, were killed and nine others injured when rival groups clashed in the remote Bazaar-Zakhakhel area of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

According to sources, the clash took place when armed activists of Lashkar-i-Islam attacked the positions of Tawheedul Islam in Bhango Darra area of Zaoddin to reopen a supply line blocked by the latter a few days ago.

The clash continued for hours, leaving two LI activists and a TI commander, identified as Sajid alias Shahjee, dead. Nine TI men were injured and taken to hospitals in Landi Kotal and Peshawar.

A spokesman for Tawheedul Islam in Landi Kotal claimed that six activists of Lashkar-i-Islam had been killed in the clash, but his claim could not be verified from independent sources.

The sources said that LI activists torched two houses belonging to their opponents and captured a bunker in Zaoddin area.

Opinion

A dangerous bargain
Updated 17 Jun 2021

A dangerous bargain

Budget for FY22 faces massive risks such as inflation and a resurgence of the trade deficit.
The Falmouth diet
17 Jun 2021

The Falmouth diet

The Charter is an obsequious affirmation of US’s papacy.

Editorial

Shameful behaviour
17 Jun 2021

Shameful behaviour

Both opposition and treasury members should create space for opinions to be heard and aired.
17 Jun 2021

Sindh budget

A CURSORY reading of the Sindh budget 2021-22 reinforces the impression that Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s...
17 Jun 2021

West on China

IN what seems like a distinct return to Cold War rhetoric, the Western bloc has issued back-to-back statements...
Centre-Sindh tension
Updated 16 Jun 2021

Centre-Sindh tension

Such an adversarial state of affairs is not sustainable without damaging the working of the federation.
16 Jun 2021

Punjab budget

PUNJAB is where the battle for power will be fought in 2023. Punjab is also where PTI parliamentarians are perhaps...
16 Jun 2021

Haj decision for women

WHILE this year’s Haj will again be marked by a limited number of pilgrims, the Saudi government’s decision to...