The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has carried out an attack and killed seven Pakistan Army personnel, injuring eight others in three separate attacks in Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan.
The first attack took place in Harboi Kalat, where BLA fighters targeted a camp of the Pakistan Army. In the attack, carried out with heavy weapons, at least one enemy personnel was killed and two were injured.
The second attack took place in Zamuran, where BLA fighters targeted an outpost of the Pakistan Army in Archanan Kaor area. Two enemy personnel were killed and at least three were injured in this attack. An enemy surveillance device was also destroyed.
The third attack took place on August 24, 2023, in the Peer Ismaeel area of Bolan. At least three enemy personnel were injured in the attack.
In a statement, the BLA spokesperson Jeeyand Baloch said that the attacks were in retaliation for the Pakistan Army’s occupation of Balochistan. He said that the BLA will continue to target the Pakistan Army until its full withdrawal from the province.
The Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) also carried out a significant operation killing four enemy Pakistan Army personnel, including a senior officer. This operation occurred in Soraap Bulida, and it involved an ambush on a convoy of Pakistan Army vehicles and motorcycles heading towards Turbat and Buleda.
The BLF acted on secret information received from its sources regarding unusual military movements in the area. They positioned themselves strategically and executed the ambush as the convoy approached. The attack was specifically aimed at a vehicle carrying a senior army officer, who was on an inspection tour related to military activities in the region.
Additionally, the BLF set fire to a dumper involved in state projects near the Khauda Wajdad pump in Minaaz Buleda on August 31. This act was intended as a warning and did not cause any harm.
Major Gwahram Baloch, spokesperson for the Balochistan Liberation Front, claimed responsibility for both operations and emphasized that they would persist until Balochistan achieved its independence.
The BLA and BLF are freedom fighters that have been fighting for the independence of Balochistan from Pakistan for decades. The group has been fighting for freedom from the brutal Pakistan Army since it forcefully occupied Balochistan in March 1948.
Pakistan is wholly controlled by the Pak Army and has caused long history of human rights abuses against the Baloch people. Baloch activists and journalists are routinely abducted, tortured, and killed. It’s been years since the number of cases of enforced disappearances of Baloch activists have reached a staggering heights. Therefore, be it the peaceful way of protests or the armed resistance, against the inhumane authoritarian quasi state of Pakistan, Balochs are fighting an all-front war.