On 14 October, freedom fighters of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) killed six agents of the Pakistan Army in an operation in Turbat, Pak-occupied-Balochistan.
According to the press release issued by the BLA, the operation was carried out on the basis of intelligence reports that several informants and agents of the Pak Army were using a residential house as their base in Turbat city. These agents were observed going into Army camps and using their vehicles. They were also working as informants in disguise and providing safe houses to members of the Pakistan Army’s “death squad”.
Later, BLA fighters raided the compound at midnight and eliminated six agents, while two were injured. A youngster was also present in the compound, however, he was not harmed due to his age. The six eliminated agents were identified as Rizwan, Shahbaz, Waseem, Shafeeq Ahmed, Mohammad Naeem, and Sikandar.
The BLA issued a warning to local contractors, hotels, and landlords, urging them not to provide any form of support to agents and personnel associated with the Army. These agents are working on behalf of the Paki establishment against the Baloch liberation movement in Turbat and its neighboring areas.
The BLA highlighted the importance of contractors, hotels, and private landlords refraining from offering any form of assistance to enemy agents, cautioning that they would be held responsible for their actions if they did not comply.
The BLA is a freedom fighters group striving for the independence of Balochistan from the control of Pakistan Army. The conflict in Pak-occupied-Balochistan has been going on for decades and has resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Baloch people. The Army continues their brutal human rights abuses in Pak-occupied-Balochistan, including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances.
The elimination of six enemy agents by the BLA is a significant development in the Balochistan conflict. It shows that the BLA is still capable of carrying out attacks against Paki ‘establishment’, despite the Army’s crackdown on the liberation movement.
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.