4 militants killed in Tirah clashes
BARA: Four militants belonging to banned Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were reportedly killed in clashes with the volunteers of Zakhakhel tribe in different areas of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency on Thursday, local sources said.
The sources said that armed members of the Zakhakhel tribe consolidated their positions in Tora Vella, Mastak, Chena, Dari and Bokar areas of Tirah valley. They also occupied hilltops where they made bunkers with the help of the security forces in Sheenkamar area of Bara tehsil.
The sources said that four militants, two each from Mangal Bagh-led LI and TTP, were killed in the fresh fighting in Bango Dara and Laker Baba area, respectively. The house of Commander Khan captured by Zakhakhel tribesmen the other day was also torched by the angry lashkar.