3 LI men killed in Tirah clashes
LANDI KOTAL/KOHAT, July 9: Three members of a banned militant organisation were killed when a tribal lashkar attacked their positions in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Saturday, sources said.
Local sources said that proscribed militant organisation Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) suffered casualties and lost two of its strategic hilltops in Bhukar and Nari Baba areas when Zakhakhel tribal lashkar launched fresh attacks on its positions.
They said that at least four members of the militant outfit were made hostages by the volunteers of tribal lashkar and injured two of its supporters. The captured hilltops included Khazana Morcha and Torwat, both famous hashish producing areas, and were under the control of LI for the last six years.
In Chora village of Jamrud tehsil, the Zakhakhel lashkar raided some houses of LI supporters and made four of them captives while also seized three pick-up vehicles.
Meanwhile, a child was injured and a tubewell was partially damaged when an outfitsexplosive device went off in a village in Tor Chappar area of Darra Adamkhel on Saturday.
Hameed, the 11-year-old injured boy, was shifted to a local hospital for treatment. Doctors said that he was in stable condition. The blast also damaged the boundary wall of a tubewell, officials said. They said that Kohiwal village was comparatively peaceful as no terrorist activity had been reported in the area for the last one year.
The blast occurred in broad daylight that surprised administration and residents of the area because militants always conducted such activities during night, they said.
Security forces cordoned off the area and collected evidence but no suspect was arrested.