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Ismail Khel (Urdu : إسماعيل خیل) also rendered as Ismael Khel, Ismaeel Khel and Ishmael Khel is a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ismail Khel is settled and resides in Bannu; a historic district in the KhyberPakhtunkhwa ; Province Punjab; District Attock; area Chhachh, and Khost Province of Afghanistan. [ citation needed ]


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