Kukikhels kill three TTP militants in Tirah
BARA: The Kukikhel tribal Lashkar and members of the late Khitab Gul militant group on Tuesday killed three militants belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Serai area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency, local sources said.
The sources said the Tariq-led TTP fighters had gunned down Commander Khitab Gul and three other militants in Mehraban Killay populated by the Kukikhel tribe in Tirah valley a week ago.
The members of the Khitab Gul group with the support of the Kukikhel tribe attacked the positions of the TTP which led to the exchange of fire between the rival parties. Three associates of Commander Tariq Afridi were killed and four were arrested by the rival group.
Besides three houses of TTP militants were also destroyed while their headquarters in Seria area was torched by the tribal lashkar and the anti-TTP militants. The founder of the Khitab Gul group, Commander Said Nabi was killed after he had been kidnapped in Orakzai Agency by Commander Tariq Afridi, head of the TTP for Khyber and Orakzai tribal agencies and FR Kohat, some two years back.
Meanwhile, Zakahkhel tribe expelled Ismail, a commander of Tariq Afridi group from Karamna area of Bazaar valley on Tuesday. The sources said that Commander Tariq Afridi was disliked by the local tribesmen for his cruel policies and killing of Khitab Gul group militants and this was the reason his sub-commander was ousted from Bazaar valley.
They said that other supporters of Tariq Afridi group had been warned to vacate Bazaar valley immediately otherwise strict action would be taken against them. Meanwhile, a man named as Aziz Aman was gunned down by the militants of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam militant group in Shalobar area of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
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