ISLAMABAD - The tribal elders and Pakistans security set-up have developed consensus and finalised modalities for raising armed tribal militias against cross-border incursions from Afghan forces, NATO and Taliban in South Waziristan, it is learnt. Three of the South Waziristans most influential tribal warlords, Dilawar Khan Mehsud, Malik Idrees Khan and Malik Noor Aslam Wazir as well as senior security officials confirmed to this newspaper from Wana by phone that three major tribal militias would be raised in the coming days. According to security officials, tribal chieftains and Pakistans establishment had resolved certain differences in a top-level meeting on Tuesday held between the senior military officials and SWA warlords. Due to deadly cross border attacks last month, Afghan National Army had reportedly fired dozens of mortar shells causing casualties of some Pakistani security men. The Pakistani security officials accused Afghan Army of targeting a Scouts Force check-post that killed four Frontier Constabulary men and injured two at Angooradda on July 19th. Earlier in July, several such attacks had taken place frequently. In consequence, two grand jirgas were held in Kalotai and Zamcheena, two suburban towns of South Waziristan following the tribal chieftains unanimous decision to form tribal militias against Afghan forces on July 21st. 'It would be a multi-pronged war now. Fighting Taliban, Afghan forces and NATO incursions simultaneously, Mehsud tribe chieftain Dilawar Khan Mehsud said. Initially, he said, three tribal Lashkars of 3,000 to 5,000 armed men, mostly consisting of youth, would be raised to check cross-border raids at Angooradda, Katolai, Zamcheena, Bajaur, Kanigurram, Maken, Mohmand and linked areas. Dilawar Mehsud, who leads a tribal militia in Adezai agency against the Taliban, survived a suicide attempt in Badabher when he was returning to Peshawar after attending a jirga in Bazikhel. Mehsuds convoy was attacked a day before two July 21st jirgas had taken place in South Waziristan, Dilawar said. Mehsud is the second biggest tribe after Wazirs, which has several sub-tribes like Burkis, Manzais or Shamankhels. 'They are great patriots, according to Dilawar Khan. Dilawar Khan Mehsud claimed that Pakistan Army, its subordinate organisations working in South Waziristan and all the ethnic tribes in the region were on the same page on raising militias against cross-border incursions and Taliban attacks. In an obvious expression that Pakistan Army was backing the creation of lashkars, some hours before last months grand jirgas at Katolai and Zamcheena were held, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Waziristan Major General Rizwan Akhter had said that efforts were on to revive jirga system. Separate resolutions for the creation of militias were presented in both the jirgas. Chief of Wazir tribe in SWA, Malik Idrees Khan said that some Wazir and Mehsud sub-tribes had reservations regarding the representation of their clans in the militias that were resolved during last weeks meetings with the security officials. 'Everything is sorted out now, Malik told The Nation. 'There might be some differences regarding the modalities but there is no second opinion as far as protection of our land is concerned, he added. 'Creation of tribal militias for safeguarding our territorial integrity is something everybody agrees upon in Waziristan, the warlord believed. Malik Noor Aslam Wazir said that the two major tribes in South Waziristan, Wazirs and Mehsuds have agreed to join hands against the 'enemy. 'This is something rare but very welcoming. The unity of tribes could destroy the anti-Pakistan elements, Wazir said.