Baloch freedom fighters have intensified their fight against the Pakistan Army in occupied Balochistan. During the last 48 hours, Pakistan Army was attacked at least six times and its ten soldiers were killed across different areas of occupied Balochistan. Different pro-independence Baloch combat groups fighting in occupied Balochistan have taken responsibility for these attacks.
On Monday, for instance, the security convoy of an oil and gas exploration company was targeted by IED (improvised explosive device) at Peer-Ghaib area of Bolan. This attack was claimed by the United Baloch Army (UBA). Mureed Baloch, spokesman for the United Baloch Army, said in a statement from an undisclosed location that the UBA’s freedom fighters hit a convoy of Pakistani security forces escorting an oil and gas exploration company with a remote-controlled bomb at Peer-Ghaib in Bolan. “The attack completely destroyed the Pakistani forces’ vehicle, after that our fighters also attacked other vehicles with rockets and automatic weapons,” he added.
Mureed Baloch added that several personnel of the Pakistani security forces were killed in this attack. Later on it was reported that six Pakistani soldiers were killed in this attack. In the statement, Mureed Baloch has also warned foreign companies to stop investing in Balochistan. He added that similar attacks would continue till the independence of Balochistan.
In another attack, the snipers of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) attacked Pakistani forces during the last two days in Kech district of occupied Balochistan.
Gwahram Baloch, BLF spokesperson said that two Pakistan Army personnel were killed in a sniper attack on Sunday morning. He said the attack was carried out on a checkpost situated at Sangastan Kandag, in Mand. The second attack, BLF spokesman claimed was carried out in Tump Aziyan area, on Monday. “At around 12 noon on Monday, a Pakistani Army officer was killed by our sniper at the Aziyan military post in Tump area of Kech district,” Gwahram Baloch added.
Similarly, the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) said it had also carried out attacks over the last two days. BRA spokesman, Beebagr Baloch said in a statement that “…on Monday morning, our freedom fighters attacked the Pakistan Army’s checkpost over River Chokap in Mand area of Kech district. The attack was carried out when Pakistan Army personnel were building new pickets… two army personnel were killed and one was injured in this attack.”
According to the residents of Kech in occupied Balochistan, there has been a surge in military operations and “enforced disappearances” by Pakistan in the Kech district after recent attacks by pro-independence Baloch combat forces, especially after the attack on May 8 in which killed six Pakistan Army personnel, including their Major Nadeem was killed. According to sources, more than a dozen people have been abducted by the Pakistan Army in just two weeks from Kech district. A large majority of these abductees are students.
Also, over the last one month Pakistan Army has intensified its military operations across Balochistan using heavy artillery and helicopter gunships. During April more than 100 military operations were carried out by the Pakistan Army’s death squads that have abducted and tortured innocent Baloch civilians including women and children. These attacks by the Baloch freedom fighters on various Pakistan Army convoys, their bunkers and checkposts is their retaliation to unprovoked military raids on the hapless Baloch people.