Balochistan: 3 Pakistani soldiers killed in IED attack by BLA in Bolan

at 7:37 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Three Pakistani army personnel were killed in two IED attacks by Baloch rebels in Peer Ismaeel area of Bolan in Balochistan province yesterday, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) said in a statement today.

“In the first attack foot soldiers travelling with a convoy of Pakistani military were targeted. The IED attack neutralised one enemy personnel and injured another,” BLA spokesman Jeeyand Baloch said in a statement.

BLA fighters also targeted the evacuation team of Pakistani Army, who arrived at the attack sight a while later, he added. In this IED attack, two personnel of Pakistani Army’s bomb disposal squad were killed and another was injured, read the BLA statement.

Baloch further said that BLA freedom fighters had combats with Pakistani military on Wednesday evening as well in which “heavy losses were inflicted at the occupying forces in these encounters”.

Baloch rebels and fighters have inflicted heavy damage on Pakistani army in especially this month. Before yesterday’s attack, BLA had targeted a checkpost of Pakistani military in Aabsir Turbat, Balochistan on March 22 in which a Pak soldier was killed while others were injured.

A day prior to that, two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an IED attack by Baloch rebels in Peer Ismaeel area of Bolan in Balochistan province. BLA had claimed the responsibility of the attack on the same day.

On March 15, Baloch freedom fighters had targeted a personnel carrier vehicle of Pakistani Rangers in Orangi town of Karachi with a remote-controlled IED in which a Ranger official was killed while several others were injured.

Earlier this month, in a clear warning to the Pakistan military and ‘exploitative corporations’ engaged in plundering of resources in Balochistan, rebel outfit BLA had said that it will continue to intensify its activities against exploitative projects for an independent Baloch state.

Pertinent to mention here that Balochistan is struggling for freedom from Pakistani establishment and forces as Baloch people suffer from human rights violations, enforced disappearances and harassment at many levels on a daily basis.

To counter this, Baloch rebels have stepped up their offensive against the Pakistani forces and state authorities as part of BLA’s efforts of defending Balochistan against sheer exploitation of the province’s resources by Pakistan and China in the garb of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.