Militant killed in Tirah infighting
BARA: One militant was killed and another injured when they opened fire on each other in the Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday, tribal sources said.
The sources said the militants Normat Khan and Behrain belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Islam developed differences over an issue, which led to an exchange of fire between the two. As result of the firing, Normat Khan was killed while Behrain sustained serious injuries.
Meanwhile, the fighters of the Tirah-based militant organisation Ansarul Islam attacked the positions of LI in Sandapal area of the Tirah valley. It was repulsed by the latter with full force and three fighters of AI were injured in the battle.
Also, the tribal lashkar formed by Zakhakhel tribe targeted the positions of LI with heavy weapons and captured its two headquarters in Tora Vella area of Tirah valley on Tuesday. In another development, a man belonging to the Qambarkhel tribe was gunned down by armed men near Qambarabad market in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency late Monday night. The deceased was identified as Ibrahim. The motive for the killing could not be ascertained.