14 Pakistani army personnel killed in attacks in occupied Balochistan province

New Delhi (NVI): At least 14 Pakistani army personnel were killed in two separate attacks by Baloch rebels in Balochistan’s Gwadar and North Waziristan tribal district on the Ormara coastal highway today, reports The Balochistan Post.

The convoy was reportedly traveling from Gwadar to Karachi when it was ambushed along the way near Ormara by BRAS (Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar) gunmen, who have been fighting against Pakistan occupation in the region.

The convoy of the Pakistan-run Oil and Gas Development Authority was reportedly traveling from Gwadar to Karachi when it was attacked on the way.

Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), an alliance of four armed “pro-independence organisations” has claimed that its fighters were behind today’s attack, the news website reported,

In an email sent to media outlets, the entity claimed that “BRAS fighters eliminated more than 15 enemy personnel and agents of exploitative company” in the attack, The Balochistan Post reported.

Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) an umbrella group of Baloch armed groups announced the formation of an alliance with Sindhi Armed group Sindhdesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) in July this year.

The joint is mostly headed towards targetting China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Baloch rebels had recently targeted the interests of Pakistan and China with a surge in deadly attacks on China’s ambitious Belt and Road projects in the region.

-ARK