Several people including women and children killed in military operation in Mashky Balochistan


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BALOCHISTAN: Pakistani military conducted offensives in mountainous regions of Mashky on Monday and claimed to have killed 10 ‘militants’ but local sources say the killed persons are civilian which included women and children.

According to detail the Pakistani armed forces backed by PAF fighter jets and gunship helicopter conducted a military operation in Mashky its surrounding regions in Balochistan.

Local sources said that large number Pakistani troops surrounded and attacked Zang, Mehi, Gajli and surrounding villages on Monday morning.

The security forces have reportedly bombed civilian populations and destroyed several houses.

Due to the intense bombing several people including seven women and six children have been wounded whereas 70 years old Muhammad Bakhsh son of Jako Baloch and 55 year old wife of Imam Bakhsh were killed.

The Pakistani forces also abducted around a dozen people including a 14 years old boy during a house-to-house search operation in Mashky.

A spokesperson of Pakistan forces claimed that troops have killed 10 ‘militants’ during what they called a targeted operation against Baloch sarmachars (freedom fighters).

However, the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) has rejected the claimed of Pakistani forces and said that all of its fighters are safe.

They claimed that 2 PAF fighter jets and 9 helicopters were used in the operation yesterday. The use of gunship helicopters was also confirmed by the official twitter account of Balochistan Frontier Corps.

The BLF further alleged that Pakistan troops targeted civilian and burned their houses. They urged the United Nations to take notice of Pakistan’s violations of war laws.

Meanwhile Pakistan forces abducted two people from Panjgur district of Balochistan. The victims have been named as Haji Saleh and Javed.

Unknown armed men also abducted three brothers from Goth Jameel Bugti area of Dera Bugti. The men were named as Gull Hasan, Mir Hasan and Ganjo.

Separately in Quetta the Pakistani forces once again raided New Kahan and carried out a house-to-house search operation. They abducted at least six resident of New Kahan from nearby Hazar Ganji market. The names of the victims could not be ascertained immediately.

Courtesy: Baloch Warna

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