In a recent development, the mighty freedom fighters of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for two separate attacks in Turbat and Kalat. The attacks targeted the occupying Pakistan Army and their informers, resulting in five casualties and three were injured.
In Turbat, BLA commanders launched an operation against a network of informants working for the occupying Pak Army. The operation took place at a police station in Nasirabad, Turbat, Kech, based on intelligence reports. The Sarmachars raided and detained the in-charge of the police station and other officials, during which a policeman was killed in an attempt to attack the Sarmachars.
The BLA also killed the Army informants, after identifying them. They were Muhammad Azim (son of Zafar Ali), Shahbaz (son of Ghulam Rasool), Baqir Ali (son of Sher Muhammad), Shehzad Ahmed Sukna (from Muzaffargarh, Punjab), and police officer Atta Jan (son of Muhammad Aslam Sukna, Turbat). Mudassar (son of Sher Muhammad Sukna, DG Khan) was injured while attempting to escape the scene. These informants were operating in Turbat city and Gurdwanah on parole from the Pakistan Army, staying in the local police station at night.
Additionally, the BLA seized the weapons belonging to the personnel involved in the incident. The BLA’s message to the police and Levies is clear: they should refrain from obstructing the Baloch national liberation movement under the authority of the occupying Army and secret agencies. While these forces comprise of local people who have been granted concessions by Baloch authorities, they will not be spared if they continue to engage in activities harmful to the Baloch cause.
On the same day, BLA fighters launched an attack on a central camp of the occupying Pakistan Army in the Johan area of Kalat. This attack was carried out with heavy weapons as the Army’s vehicles reached the main gate. The operation resulted in at least two people injured in the attack by the Sarmachars, and security personnel also suffered casualties.
The Baloch Liberation Army reiterates its commitment to continue its operations until the complete withdrawal of Pak Army from Balochistan.
These recent incidents highlight the ongoing struggle for independence in Balochistan, where freedom fighters like the BLA assert their resistance against Pakistan Army and their collaborators. The situation in the region remains complex and volatile, with multiple groups pursuing different goals in pursuit of the Baloch cause.
For decades, BLA has carried on an armed struggle against the Pakistan Army and ‘establishment’, as they have illegally occupied Balochistan. Since 27 March 1948, Pakistan Army has been oppressing Baloch through daily home raids, disappearances, staged encounters, target killings, torture, humiliation at checkpoints, and kidnappings for ransom. The Pakistan Army is targeting and monitoring Baloch people, and anyone who has a potential to raise questions is either killed or abducted.