Friday, 4 February 2011

Policemen killed and several taken hostage in Balochistan during clashed with Baloch fighters

Occupied Balochistan: Five policemen have been killed in an overnight clash with unidentified gunmen in Balochistan on a highway in the Mach area after the kidnapping of a top administration official in the region.

According to a report by BBC world “Unknown gunmen kidnapped the deputy commissioner of Jhal Magsi district, Shaukat Margzani, and two guards when they were travelling in a vehicle. Balochistan has been at the centre of a decade-long separatist insurgency.

The dead in the overnight clash included the head of the local Jafferabad police station, police said.

In December, a suicide bomber tried to kill the chief minister of Balochistan, blowing himself up near his convoy. At least one person died in the blast but Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani escaped harm as he was in another vehicle. And earlier that month, provincial Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi had a lucky escape when his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in Kalat district”.

The Baloch Liberation Army said it carried out the attacks. Meerak Baloch a spokesperson of the Organisation said that BLA has killed five police officials, one government spy and an official of FC in two different incidents. He said 4 FC personnel have also been injured in a clash with BLA fighters. He also claimed responsibility for taking hostage the Deputy Commissioner of Jhal Magsi, a Trainee engineer Mohammad Nawab and five Levis officials.

Talking to NNI Meerak Baloch said the hostages will be investigated if they are found guilty of anti Baloch activities or killing of innocent Baloch activists then they will also be killed.

Related link: “The armed men were Baloch insurgents. They did not rob any person and even spared Rs 800,000,” a senior official said after closely observing the incidents. “They kidnappers detained me for several hours and asked various questions,” one of the victims, Shahid said. Finally, he and his family members were released unharmed and allowed to continue their travel. >>>>>>>>>> Read more

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