Kohat: Residents flee village after threats from TTP
KOHAT: After continuous attacks and threats from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Darra Adamkhel, residents of Jammu village in Jawaki area of Frontier Region Kohat have started moving to safer places, political administration and local sources said.
The sources said that militants torched nearly 40 houses of the villagers in Jammu Sunday night and fired rockets and mortar shells at them. Said Ameen, an elder of the pro-government Aman Lashkar, told The News that they were not safe due to militant attacks.
He said the militants had been issuing warnings to the residents due to their support to security forces. The sources said that almost 50,000 population of the area was mulling over shifting to other places and some had already started leaving the area.
Many people, including women and children, were injured when militants attacked the Jammu village with rockets. The Aman lashkar elders and the migrating people said the local administration did not support them in the fight against the militants. They said they had asked the government to deploy the Frontier Constabulary (FC) in the area to help them fight the militants.