Islamabad – Seven Pakistani troops were killed in two separate attacks in Balochistan. On Monday night, an IED went off in Pir Ghalib area followed by an encounter between the Pakistan Army and insurgents in Mand. Although no one has claimed the Pir Ghalib blast, the ‘Baloch Liberation Army’ is a suspect. The same organisation had claimed responsibility for an explosion that took place last week.
The Pir Ghalib blast happened in the Bolan district of Balochistan on Monday night when the Pak Army troops were returning in a vehicle. The incident killed six fighters while four were injured. The injured are admitted to a hospital in Quetta, informed the Deputy Commissioner of Bolan. In Mand, within a few hours from the blast, an encounter ensued between the Pakistan Army and the separatists. One of the Pakistani troops was killed it in.
Earlier, on 9 May, a blast had killed six Pakistani troops, including an army major. The ‘Baloch Liberation Army’ had claimed responsibility for the explosion. The Pakistani Army is committing atrocities against the Baloch people. As a result, the Baloch pro-freedom organisations have declared to fight this injustice. They are orchestrating severe attacks against the Pak Army to teach them a lesson. The Monday attacks are a part of this retribution.