5 militants killed in clash in Pak tribal agency

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Islamabad, Apr 17: At least five militants were killed and 20 injured on Thursday in a militant attack on tribesmen in the Kurram Tribal Agency in northwestern Pakistan. According to officials, the militants attacked the tribesmen over charges that they had violated Islam by selling alcohol and drugs. Government administrator Syed Alam Khan said clash began on Wednesday.

The Lashkar-e-Islam, a militant group, has launched an unofficial anti-vice campaign to enforce Taliban-style Islam in the area. Mangal Khan, who is being sought by the Pakistani government, heads the group, the Dawn reported.


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