Pakistani militants on Friday publicly beheaded a tribesman for allegedly spying for security forces, local sources said. The incident occurred in Mehraban Kaley area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency.
Khyber Agency is a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Area region of Pakistan and ranges from the Tirah valley down to Peshawar.
The beheading was carried out in a market, according to Dawn and sources told the newspaper that militants also ordered local people not to remove the body until evening.
It can be noted that the area where the crime happened is under the control of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan although Lashkar-i-Islam are also reported to have influence there.
The groups, abbreviated as TTP and LI reportedly joined hands after LI chief Mangal Bagh invited all outlawed militant groups to come to Bara and fight against security forces after the 'Khyber-1' military operation was launched against the group on 16 October, notes IANS.
The Pakistani publication also said that volunteers of the pro-government Tauheedul have captured two followers of the terror groups and have taken them to an unspecified place. They have been identified as Niaz and Mehrab Gul.
This comes hours after 39 militants belonging to LI, earlier on Friday surrendered to security forces in Khyber Agency. Their two leaders Akbar and Javed were among them, according to Dawn.