Khyber Agency: LI threatens Bara tribesmen not to shelter Tirah IDPs

Published: March 31, 2013
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Jalozai IDP camp. PHOTO: FILE

Jalozai IDP camp. PHOTO: FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • sam
    Mar 31, 2013 - 3:51PM

    Jungle Raj only in the state of 5th biggest so called Army.
    Let the seasoned and family ltd looters begin to loot this country from politics and let the jungle raj continue.
    The man with the gun writes the fate of other people and law. Huh.
    Hats off to this nation for selecting again the (family ltd parties) looters on their heads.
    Hire the Foreign Army to expel this trash (ji and ttp)from our country.

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  • Enlightened
    Mar 31, 2013 - 10:17PM

    @sam:
    You are right, the international forces may have step in when state of anarchy engulfs the whole country.

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