- Associated Press - Friday, March 23, 2012

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A government official and militant spokesman said a Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a rival group’s headquarters in northwest Pakistan, killing at least five fighters.

Friday’s attack on Lashkar-e-Islam’s headquarters occurred in the Tirah Valley, a remote part of the Khyber tribal area that has seen previous clashes between the two groups.

Bakhtiyar Khan, a government administrator in Khyber, says the bombing killed at least five Lashkar-e-Islam militants.

Hazrat Omar, a spokesman for the group, says six fighters and two passers-by died.

Mohammed Afridi, a Pakistani Taliban spokesman in Khyber, has claimed responsibility.

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 23 members of Lashkar-e-Islam in the Tirah Valley on March 2.

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