BARA: Militants of Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) banned outfit pasted and distributed pamphlets in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency not to shelter the Ansarul Islam, a banned outfit, families in their houses on Saturday.
The pamphlets were distributed in the tehsil and pasted on the main squares, mosques and important building in the tehsil.
According to the details the LI militants distributed the pamphlets stating and warning the tribesmen of Bara not to shelter any family that has fled from Tirah Valley.
LI and TTP have controlled the Tirah valley from Ansarul Islam (AI) fighters during clashes in March 19 after which hundreds of AI supported families fled from their houses in the valley and shifted to Orakzai and Peshawar, while many registered themselves as internally displaced person (IDP) sin Jalozai Camp at Nowshera.
It was also mentioned in the pamphlet that instead of providing shelters to the people of Tirah they should be expelled from the Bara. The pamphlet alse said that if any of the tribesman was found providing shelter or any kind of assistance, the LI militants would take action against that family by torching their houses.
Most of the families that evacuated the Tirah Valley were given shelter in Bara by their relatives. However, after the distribution of the pamphlets in the tehsil, fear has gripped the tribesmen as they have no option left; either they have to evacuate the displaced people of Tirah or prepare themselves for the dire consequences from LI militants.
The political administration officials of Bara refused to comment on the issue.