Balochistan shut down on second consecutive day of BNF’s continued strike

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QUETTA: A wheel jam and shutter down strike was observed in almost all of the Baloch dominated areas of Balochistan  on Friday (10-May-2013) which was the 2nd day of strike in protest against the elections..

The Baloch National Front (BNF) an alliance of Baloch National Movement (BNM) and Baloch Student Organization (Azad) BSO (A) had given the call for strike from 9 to 11 May on the eve of elections on account of their opposition towards elections in Balochistan.

BNF supporters blocked national highways linking Pakistan with Iran, and Balochistan with neighbouring Sindh and Punjab provinces.

All shops and business centers remained closed on second consecutive day of BNF’s continued strike.

In a separate incident unknown gunmen on Friday evening attacked an armed convoy carrying ballot papers in Mastung, killing at least one security personnel as poll related violence continued in Balochistan province.

“They first fired rockets and then used guns and other small weapons. One security personnel member has died and several others are injured,” said local government official Mehrab Shah.

“The exchange of fire is continuing and more troops have been sent to the area,” he added.

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