LANDI KOTAL: Eleven people, seven suspected militants among them, were killed in air strikes and other incidents in Tirah and Bara areas of Khyber Agency on Tuesday.

Security officials said military planes pounded positions of the banned Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Nakai and Kukikhel areas of Tirah valley, killing seven militants and destroying three of their hideouts.

The claim could not be independently verified.

Meanwhile, sources in Mehraban Kalay of Tirah valley said that a man was publicly killed by militants on a charge of spying.

The incident is second of its kind in the area in less than a week.

The area is under the control of militants belonging to the LI and Tariq Afridi group of the TTP.

In Bara, personnel of Khasadar force found bullet-riddled bodies of two men.

They were taken to Levies Centre in Shah Kas for identification.

Sources in Bazaar Zakhakhel area said that an activist of the pro-government Tawheedul Islam group was killed in Nari Bara.

Published in Dawn, November 19th, 2014

Opinion

Editorial

Price bombs
Updated 18 Jun, 2024

Price bombs

It just wants to take the easy route and enjoy the ride for however long it is in power.
Palestine’s plight
Updated 17 Jun, 2024

Palestine’s plight

While the faithful across the world are celebrating with their families, thousands of Palestinian children have either been orphaned, or themselves been killed by the Israeli aggressors.
Profiting off denied visas
Updated 19 Jun, 2024

Profiting off denied visas

The staggering rejection rates underscore systemic biases in the largely non-transparent visa approval process.
After the deluge
Updated 16 Jun, 2024

After the deluge

There was a lack of mental fortitude in the loss against India while against US, the team lost all control and displayed a lack of cohesion and synergy.
Fugue state
16 Jun, 2024

Fugue state

WITH its founder in jail these days, it seems nearly impossible to figure out what the PTI actually wants. On one...
Sindh budget
16 Jun, 2024

Sindh budget

SINDH’S Rs3.06tr budget for the upcoming financial year is a combination of populist interventions, attempts to...