Baloch Liberation Army again targeted the Pakistani army, rockets were fired at posts; death of an officer
The Baloch Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for several attacks on Pakistani Army posts on Thursday. Police officers and a police station were targeted in different areas of Balochistan. According to the Balochistan Post report, the spokesman of the armed group, Ziyand Baloch, said that their fighters targeted the Pakistani army and police at three different locations in Kalat, Balgatar, and Mach. At least one officer was killed and four others were injured.
Balochistan celebrates its Independence Day on 11th August
Significantly, Balochistan celebrated its Independence Day on 11 August. Jiand Baloch said that BLA fighters had attacked a police station in Kalat on Wednesday night. They said their target was the station's SHO, who was present at the time of the attack. He said that on the pretext of investigation, the SHO was involved in filing fake police reports to harass the public and blackmail innocent citizens.
BLA fired rockets at a Pakistani army post
Jiand Baloch said that the attack was a warning to the SHO and other police officers to stop their anti-Baloch policies at the behest of the occupying forces. The BLA claimed responsibility for two other attacks, saying its group's fighters fired rockets and other heavy weapons at a Pakistani Army post in the compound of the National Coal Lease in the Mach area of Bolan. One enemy soldier was killed on the spot, while the occupying forces also suffered more damage, the statement said.
SHO killed in BLA attack
Another statement issued by the BLA on Thursday said the group has claimed responsibility for the attack on another senior police officer in the capital, Quetta. A BLA spokesperson, quoted by the Balochistan Post, said the SHO was involved in raiding houses, torturing civilians, and insulting people on the streets at the behest of Pakistan's secret agencies.
BLF took responsibility for the attack
Meanwhile, the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack on a Pakistani Army post in Awaran's Jhao area on Thursday. BLF spokesman Major Gohram Baloch said in a statement that their fighters attacked the Pakistani Army post in Jhau-Sor-Attah Muhammad Bazar with snipers, rockets, and automatic weapons. A BLF spokesperson claimed that one enemy soldier was killed on the spot, while several people were injured in the attack. Baloch groups always target the Pakistani army and government installations on 11 and 14 August during their Independence Day. Significantly, Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14 August.