Militant groups clash in Kurram Agency
PARACHINAR: Clashes erupted between the two groups of militants in Pak-Afghan border areas of Kurram Agency on Friday, tribal sources said.
The sources said the militants associated with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) led by Hakimullah Mahsud and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Islami Pakistan of Fazal Saeed exchanged heavy fire in the Talo Kanj, Badshah Kot and Shabak areas of Kurram tribal region. The Hakimullah Mahsud group had established posts in the areas and the militants belonging to the rival group attacked them with machine guns and rockets launchers, the sources added.
However, the casualties could not be confirmed from either side locked in heavy gun battle, the sources added. The Fazal Saeed-led militants had occupied three posts of the TTP and burnt the tents fixed in the area till filing of this report.