KHYBER AGENCY - At least five tribesmen were shot dead and another sustained bullet injuries when unidentified armed persons opened fire at a group of residents of Tirah in Sukh, Kamr Kel area of Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency.

The political administration official on Wednesday told that the victim were belonged to Zakha Khel tribe and were returning back from Tirah when they were attacked. The unidentified attackers were managed to escape after committing the crime.

After an incident, the bodies and the wounded were taken to the nearest health centre for medico-legal formalities.

According to local sources, three deceased were identified as Jalakai, Lahor Gul, Khwandi while identification of two other deceased could not be ascertained yet.

So far, no one claimed responsibility for the attack,  however, the locals said that the tribesmen of Bazaar Zakha Khel  jointly with the forces had been fighting against outfit organizations of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) and Bara base Lashkar-e-Islam(LI) in Tirah Valley and the activity might be practiced any one of them.

The official told that most of the dwellers of Tirah Valley have two residents one each in upper and down Tirah Valley and they frequently visit one another areas to meet their relatives.