Khyber Agency: Jets bomb militant hideouts, 10 killed

Published: June 4, 2012
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Two jet fighters bombed eight hideouts of TTP Tariq group in Tirah Valley. PHOTO: REUTERS

Two jet fighters bombed eight hideouts of TTP Tariq group in Tirah Valley. PHOTO: REUTERS

JAMRUD: At least 10 militants were killed and eight others were injured when Pakistani jet fighters pounded militant hideouts during early hours on Monday in the Dwatoi area of Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency, a security official said.

Two jet fighters bombed eight hideouts of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Tariq group in Tirah Valley. “The hideouts, set up on the hilltop, were destroyed by pounding,” an official said.

Earlier this week TTP attacked the peace militia of Koki Khel in the Dwatoi area and captured the Sra Valla area from the militia.

According to security sources, the tribal elders of Koki Khel organised the militia and attacked the TTP, taking the hold of the area again and capturing three of the militants’ compounds.

Clashes continued till today (Monday).

According to the locals, people in the area have started fleeing due to the ongoing clashes. Tirah Valley has been under the influence of various militant factions, including Lashkar-e-Islam (LI), TTP, and Ansarul Islam, who constantly target each other over territorial disputes and sectarian differences, while the residents of the valley have little contact with the outside world.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ali
    Jun 4, 2012 - 2:36PM

    Yes Yes!! A few more of these and then we can actually demand end to drone strikes. Only if we take responsibilty to handle them ourselves.

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  • John B
    Jun 5, 2012 - 12:53AM

    The developments are interesting

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  • Asif
    Jun 6, 2012 - 3:05PM

    actually opration which is continuse from last 3yars just fraud, becuase they are just engage the area by courfouse, open patrolling in area and also army are known th hidden and traning pot, but coult not taken serious action, i don’t know what is the fault of innocent people which they did not like any violience, but to live with Peace, why the army could not controll he ara from last 3 year like Bara Tehsil, which near with peshawar, the people facing with de troubles

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