5 killed, 5 injured in clash between rival militants groups

Firefight between Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansarul Islam began when latter's fighters attacked stronghold of LI militants.


Our Correspondent May 21, 2012

PESHAWAR: At least five militants were killed and five others were injured when clashes erupted between Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Ansarul Islam (AI) in the Sanda Pal area of Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency.

According to locals, the firefight between the two groups began in the early hours of Monday when fighters of AI attacked Sanda Pal, a stronghold of LI militants.

They claimed that four militants of the Mangal Bagh-led LI had been killed and two were injured, while one fighter of AI was killed and three were injured.

Clashes between the two groups occur frequently as AI fights the LI to gain control of the area.

According to sources, heavy weapons were used in the fight and AI fighters took control of a number of small outposts to reach Sanda Pal – the main outpost.

Residents living in the secluded valley have little communication with the world.

The area has been under the influence of militants, including the LI, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Ansarul Islam, who have consistently targeted each other over territorial disputes and sectarian differences.

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OG | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I can see why people are happy here that these animals are killing each other. If one thinks that way then it makes them an animal too! Don't get me wrong I don't like any of these extremists groups one bit but instead sitting here and being happy and commenting how great it is that these guys are killing each other is just jhalaut on our side! We should find a way to educate these people and bring them into the 21st century and let go of these tribal codes and whatnot. Help them instead of sitting back and letting them kill each other! and by helping them we'll be helping ourselves too.

Satan | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Well done My disciples. Well done. You My disciples are helping to keep My vows to make the children of Adam to hate and kill each other come true. So keep on killing each other. After all no matter what you claim to be, those of you who hate and kill your own brothers, prove through your own deeds to be My most favored disciples. You all will be welcomed personally by Me, My disciples. So keep on sending your brothers to My abode.

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