PESHAWAR - At least three commanders of the banned outfit Ansar-ul-Islam were killed and eight others including two children were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the house of a commander in Pakha Ghulam area of Peshawar. Police sources said the house was owned by Haji Akhunzada, a commander of Ansar-ul-Islam in Khyber Agency. The blast created panic in the area and badly damaged the house. SP Imtiaz Ali Shah told media persons that Haji Akhunzada and his three colleagues were present in the house when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket on the main gate of his house. Soon after the incident Edhi ambulances and Rescue 1122 squad rushed to the blast site and took part in the rescue activities. The injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital where condition of five was stated critical. Police and bomb disposal squad cordoned off the area. Around seven kilograms of explosives were used in the attack, bomb disposal squad officials said. It bears mentioning here that two religious organisations Ansar-ul-Islam and Lashkar-e-Islam have been engaged in armed clashes for the last five years. The Lashkar-e-Islam group is led by Mangal Bagh while the Ansar-ul-Islam group is led by Pir Saif-ur-Rahman who has been forced to leave the area. Similarly, Lashkar-e-Islam Chief has also been banned by the government to enter the agency but the lower rank commanders of both the organisations are constantly engaged in armed fighting.