Islamabad: – Six Pakistani soldiers, including a Major, were killed in a landmine explosion in Baluchistan. The site of the blast was 14 kilometres from the Iran-Pakistan border. This explosion was carried out with a remote-controlled device, and the Baloch Liberation Army has accepted the responsibility of the attack.
The Beluda region lies around 14 kilometres from the Iran-Pakistan border. The Baloch rebels use the roads near the Mekran hills. The soldiers from Pakistan’s Frontier Corps South Balochistan were on an inspection mission of these roads. The landmine exploded while they were returning from their mission, and six soldiers, including a Major, were killed in the explosion. The name of the slain Major is Nadim Abbas Bhatti.
The Baloch Liberation Army has accepted the responsibility of the attack. The organisation, Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar, which is an association of four rebel Baloch organisations, also has claimed to have carried out the attack. The Baloch Liberation Army claimed that the Major, who was killed in the attack, was the creator of the ‘Death Squad’ and had been assigned the task of eliminating the Baloch leaders by the Pakistan army. The Baloch Liberation Army also claimed that this army official was involved in the racket to supply arms to the drug smuggler syndicates, fighting against the Baloch freedom fighters.
Pakistan military is meting out extreme atrocities on the Baloch population, and many Baloch youths are missing. Pakistan has killed thousands of Baloch people. These youth have been reported as missing in the official government records.
The Baloch rebel organisations have started a resistance movement against this injustice. They have initiated fierce attacks on the Pakistan military officials and soldiers to teach a lesson to the Pakistan military. The landmine explosion on Friday seems to be a part of the same Baloch resistance.