Lahore, April 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is distressed at reports emerging from Johan, Kalat, and Isplingi, Mastung, indicating a high number of civilian casualties during an alleged army operation in these areas.
While it is not possible to independently verify the reports as access is not available, citizens speak of 27 dead bodies being brought to Quetta Civil Hospital where no identification was reported to have been allowed.
Balochistan: 35 Baloch civilians killed in Pakistan army operation in Johan area of Mastung within the last three days.
Hundreds of Pakistani troops supported by gunship helicopters conducted three days long operation in Johan and its adjacent areas in Mastung District.
During the operation, ground troops burnt dozens of houses of non-combatants civilians while the helicopters bombarded and shelled from air, which resulted in killing of more than 35 people. Large number of livestock were also killed due to indiscriminate bombardment.