PESHAWAR - Gunship helicopters on Thursday targeted two vehicles in Inayat Kali, Bajaur Agency, killing eight to ten militants, including Deputy Chief of the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, a high-ranking official confirmed to TheNation. In another report received from Parachinar, Kurram Agency, at least 18 persons were reportedly killed and score others injured as result of fierce fighting erupted among the different tribes. The tribes, which were at war with each others, included Bagzai, Sarokhel, Anzri, Balishkhel, Khwar Kaly, Sangeena, Kundizar, Karman and Paiwar. Giving detail of the TTP leader's killing, the official said that Taliban had received a great setback when Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, the TTP Deputy Chief in Bajaur Agency, was killed along with other ten to eight militants when gunship helicopters targeted their vehicles in Inayat Kali. However, Taliban sou-rces could not be contacted for conformation the report. After Bait-ullah Mehsud, Maulvi Faqir Muhammad has a very prominent place among the militants and has been challenging writ of government for the last several years. He(Maulvi Nazir) is considered very close to leading Al-Qaeda fugitives particularly Dr Amen Al Zawahri. Monitoring Desk adds: NWFP Senior Minister Bashir Bilour has said that the government is facing uprising in Matni and Swat, reported a private TV channel Thursday. Addressing an Independence Day ceremony in Peshawar, he said that objective to pass a resolution against President Pervez Musharraf from all four provinces was to show the world that he had lost confidence of majority. He said the government was facing uprising in Matni and Swat. Maulana Sufi Muhammad was released despite external pressure and peace agreement was signed, he said. However, some elements challenged writ of the government and violated the agreement and the government launched operation in response, he added.