Bloody clashes continue between Ansar-ul-Islam, TTP; toll crosses 80
29 January, 2013
LANDIKOTAL: Bloody clashes between two banned terror organisations are continued in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on day four as over 81 militants have been killed and dozens other injured so far, officials said on Monday.
Security officials said that the clashes between two banned outfits the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Ansar-ul-Islam were continued for four days in Maidan area of the agency. It added that dozens of families had been displaced from the location.
A report says the TTP militants are looking for safe hideouts in the area but the Ansar-ul-Islam, which is a local organisation, does not want to give space to the former's members.
However, the Ansar-ul-Islam says they do not support the TTP's attacks in Pakistan therefore they are resisting against the militants.