Five BLA Freedom Fighters Martyred, One Pakistani Soldier Killed In North Waziristan
Five Freedom Fighters of the Baluchistan Liberation Army were martyred in North Waziristan during an exchange of fire with Pakistani security forces.
The BLA soldiers were killed following an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by the Pakistani security forces, the Dawn newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Occupation Forces managed to capture a huge cache of arms and ammunition including sub-machine guns, hands grenades, and a large number of multiple calibre rounds.
The killed Freedom Fighters were involved in activities against security forces, though the Pakistani newspaper quoted Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claiming “ BLA was doing targeted killing and kidnappings for ransom “.
One Pakistani soldier was also killed during the Operations conducted by the Pakistani forces.
Contrary to claims made over efforts to eradicate the networks of Freedom Fighters groups from its land, the increase in the incidents of BLA attacks shows that the reality is quite different in Occupied Baluchistan.
Three policemen were injured in a hand-grenade attack at a police station in Pakistan’s Peshawar city on Sunday.
On January 25, over 10 Pakistani military personnel were killed in an attack in Kech, Baluchistan. Just over a week later, on February 2, the Noshki and Panjgur districts of the same province saw the killing of seven military personnel, including an officer.
Baluchistan Liberation Army, a Freedom fighting group in Baluchistan, claimed the responsibility for the attack. They claimed to have killed “more than 100 enemy personnel” in Noshki and Panjgur.
In another attack, unidentified motorcyclists shot a Christian priest and injured his companion in Peshawar.
Police suspect the Islamic State (IS) to be behind the attack. These attacks were mostly carried out by banned outfits, including the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).