16 militants killed in Tirah Valley
10 May, 2012
PESHAWAR: Helicopter gunships on Wednesday heavily pounded suspected hideouts of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), killing at least 10 militants and injuring several others, while six people were killed in clashes between two militant groups.
According to sources, the TTP hideouts were attacked in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency near Afghan border. In the other incident, six militants were killed in clashes between the banned Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Ansarul Islam (AI) in Torikhel area of Tirah Valley, sources told our sources on condition of anonymity.
Clashes between the two groups take place frequently as Ansarul Islam fights the LI to gain control of the area. According to sources, heavy weapons were used in the fight and the AI fighters captured two LI posts.