Islamabad: At least four security personnel were killed and two others injured in a blast targeting Pakistan’s paramilitary forces in the country’s restive Balochistan province, an official said on Sunday (September 26).
The outlawed Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack.
A vehicle of the Frontier Corps (FC) was attacked in the Khosat area of Harnai district on Saturday, according to the Dawn newspaper.
The FC soldiers were patrolling when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, resulting in the death of four soldiers and injuries to two officers.
Security forces rushed the injured to nearby hospitals.
Balochistan has been witnessing a spate of low-level violence for years. On Friday, two security personnel were killed and five others injured in an attack in Awaran district of the province.
The local Baloch nationalists, the BLA and the Taliban militants are involved in these attacks.
In 2019, the United States designated the BLA, which is fighting the Pakistani rule in Balochistan province, as a terrorist organisation.
About The Balochistan Liberation Army :-
Also known as the Baloch Liberation Army, is a militant organization based in Afghanistan.The BLA is listed as a terrorist organization by Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States.Since 2004, the BLA has waged a violent armed struggle against Pakistan for what it claims as self-determination for the Baloch people and separation of Balochistan from Pakistan and has been involved in ethnic-cleansing of non-Baloch minorities in Balochistan.The BLA is operating mainly in Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan where it carries out attacks against the Pakistan Armed Forces, civilians and foreign nationals.The Baloch Liberation Army became publicly known during the summer of 2000, after it claimed credit for a series of bombing attacks on Pakistani authorities.
- Leader :-Khair Bakhsh Marri (deceased 2014)
- Balach Marri † (2007)
- Aslam Baloch Achu †
- Hyrbyair Marri (* 1953, alleged)
- Foundation 1964
- Motives Seccession of Balochistan from Pakistan
- Headquarters Kandahar, Afghanistan
- Active regions :-Balochistan, Pakistan
- Ideology:- Baloch nationalism
- Major actions:- Assassination, suicide bombing,attacks against civilians and paramilitary forces, kidnapping and ethnic cleansing
- Status Active -Size 500-2,000 (2020)
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