KHYBER AGENCY - Five operatives including a commander of Lashkar-e- Islam were killed and seven volunteers of pro-government Tawheedul Islam sustained bullets injuries in a furious clash took place between them here at Nari Baba area in Tehsil Landi Kotal of Khyber Agency, official and local sources said on Thursday.

A group of the LI headed by commander Speenbat Khan ambushed a post of the TI in Sra Speen area. The LI commander and his four accomplices were killed when the LI men opened fire in retaliation. Seven operatives of the TI also got injured in the gun battle and they were shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment, sources said.

It is to be mentioned here that armed clashes have been taking place between the warring groups for the last one week. Both of them are targeting each other with sophisticated weapons and several casualties have taken place so far from sides.