LANDIKOTAL: Militants clash in TirrahSeptember 18, 2014
Peshawar: Gunfight between LI and ABM kills one, injures two in Tirrah Valley Mehraban kali. The gun battle took place between two banned militants groups in Tirrah Koki Khel Mehraban Kali here on Friday.
Sources informed that the two injured fighters belonging to LI were taken hostage by Amar Bil Maruf whereas reportedly four fighters of Amir Bil Maruf were kidnapped by LI fighters from the spot.
It was also learned that the gun fight between the two banned militant groups took place when the Amir Bil Maruf’s volunteers were going through the Mehraban kali in Tirrah Koki Khel area.
Further details and updates could not be ascertained due to communication problems as the area is very far flung and inaccessible.
Meanwhile a peace group volunteers have killed one fighter of the banned LI at Akhond Talab area at Aka Khel in Bara sub division of Khyber Agency.
It is to be made clear that only Tirrah Maidan area and some surround pockets are under the control of army whereas majority of the areas in Tirrah region are still hideouts of militant groups such as LI, TTP, ABM and Ansarul Islam.
Because of the army presence there situation has become mostly normal in Tirrah Valley with exception of occasional skirmishes of militants among themselves.