BARA: Two commanders of the rival militant groups, Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Ansarul Islam (AI) were killed Friday in separate incidents in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency and in Peshawar district, local sources said.
Commander Tariq of the LI was injured along with his two younger brothers in a blast in Yousaf Talab area of Bara on Thursday night when a hand-grenade went off at their home. The three brothers were shifted to a local hospital for treatment where Tariq succumbed to injuries on Friday. The sources said his two brothers were in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shot dead commander Shekhajan of the AI and dumped his body in Matani area in Peshawar. The sources said the deceased was on way from Maidan, a stronghold of AI in Khyber Agency, to Peshawar via Sadda, Kurram Agency, in a passenger vehicle. Besides rivalry with the LI, the slain militant also had enmity with his neighbours in Maidan, the sources revealed.