5 killed in crossfire between militants and peace force


Five people were killed and several others injured in clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) militants and volunteers of the Zakha Khel Peace Lashkar in a remote area of the Tirah valley on Wednesday, official and local sources said. Sources said that a group of LI militants attacked peace force fighters in the Torgat area and tried to occupy their position. However in retaliation, the volunteers claimed to have killed four LI militants, injured three, and taken several others hostage. Members of the Zakha Khel Lashkar confirmed that one of their volunteer was also killed in the crossfire and three others had been wounded.