Peshawar: Seven persons were killed in a
clash between a pro-government militia and militants in Hangu
district of northwest Pakistan today, officials said.
The clash between the pro-government militia led by
commander Hafiz Sakhi Rahman and militants owing allegiance to
Zia-ur-Rehman occurred in Shahoo Khel area of Hangu district.
Among those killed were commander Hafiz Sakhi Rahman
and his brother Salamat, officials said.
The government has propped up many `lashkars` or armed
militias to take on the Taliban in the country’s northwest and
adjoining tribal belt.