Sunday, January 27, 2013

Paki pislamists killing each other in the Tirah Valley, Khyber, Pokistan

An intense gun-battle erupted between two banned militant groups in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley on Friday
Intelligence officials said the gun-battle started late Thursday between the proscribed Tehrik-i-taliban Pokistan (TTP) and rival group Ansarul pislam (AI) in Tirah Valley’s Maidan village
Speaking to a Dawn.com reporter, Sadat Afridi, a spokesman for the banned Ansarul pislam group, claimed that they had captured over three TTP bases in the valley’s Maidan village, and that the fight was still on for a fourth base
Afridi said that his group has vowed to flush out TTP militants from Tirah Valley as they “carry out attacks on moskes and public places, which is against pislam.” Afridi said that they would not allow the TTP to continue “killing innocent arselifters in the name of religion”
Over 50 people were killed and 11 were injured according to the latest reports.
The Tirah Valley in Pokistan


Map of the area
News reports here and here.