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.