2 killed, four injured in rival groups fighting


Two militants were killed and four other injured when two rival banned militant groups opened fire at each other on Sunday in Valley Tirah of Kyber Agency.
Official sources said that two rival banned groups in Valley Tirah of volatile Khyber Agency pitched against each other in fierce gun battle, resulting in the killing of two militants and inflicting injuries on four others.
It is pertinent to be mentioned here that Lashkar-e-Islam led by Mangal Bagh and Ansar-ul-Islam were two major rival banned outfits and both the groups intermittently killed each other’s members on various occasions besides indulging in war against the security forces of Pakistan.
Some days back two bodies of youths were recovered in tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency who
were first kidnapped and then their bodies were dumped by unknown miscreants. A letter
was also attached to the bodies of the deceased, warning the locals that whoever extends help to Lashkar-e-Islam will face the same fate. Meanwhile, Lashkar-e-Islam also announced to avenge the killing and blamed Ansar-ul-Islam for the killing of two youths which were members of Lashkar and their identities were confirmed by the locals.
Tribesmen being fed up with the prevailing uncertainty in the tribal region have migrated to the settled districts of Pakistan while many families were forced to leave the region due to the military operation in the tribal region who were reluctant to go back because their homes were flattened in the fighting and they were no more in position to re-construct their houses.