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Khyber Agency

Khyber Agency covers a total land area of 2,576 square kilometers. The agency’s headquarters are Peshawar in winter and Landikotal in summer. The major tribe in Khyber Agency is the Afridi with eight major sub tribes. However there are important pockets of Mallagoris, Shilmanis, and Shinwaries. The population of the area is estimated to be 600,000. Lashker-e-Islam of Mangal Bagh Afridi, Ansar ul Islam of Qari Mahboob ul Haq, the Naamdar group and the Tariq Afridi Group of TTP are the main militant groups active in Khyber Agency. Mangal Bagh Afridi, a local militant, is currently in conflict with the Tariq Afridi group of TTP who are encroaching from Darra Adam Khel.

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