In an incident yesterday, unidentified gunmen shot two personnel of occupying Pak Levies force in Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan. The attack took place at Pishin stop, where the armed men targeted a Vigo vehicle, killing both occupants and injuring a passerby.
The victims have been identified as, Mohammad Yousuf, and Levies driver Ziauddin. The wounded passerby, a child, was promptly rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The number plate of the vehicle had “Minister” inscribed on it.
Notably, the targeted vehicle belonged to Muhammad Israr Tareen, a prominent leader of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and the Federal Minister for Defence Production. The deceased individuals were employed as guards for the nephew of Federal Minister, Sardar Shahzad Tareen. The motive behind this fierce attack is yet to be determined, prompting an ongoing investigation by the local police and law enforcement agencies. However, the subversion of Baloch nationals by the state-sponsored machinery and the illegal occupation of Baloch land by Pakistan has caused resentment in the people of Balochistan. Consequently, the Baloch Liberation Army has initiated an arm struggle against the oppression and torture that Balochs face every day right from forced disappearances to illegal raids, Pak military operations in the region and they are active in the region.