Balochistan Timeline - 2015
A FC official was killed and three
others injured after their vehicle was bombed at the Harnae Phatak
close to Police Line in Sibi town of same District in Balochistan
in the morning. According to police officials, unidentified militants
attached an IED to a tree near a graveyard close to Police Line.
The militants detonated the IED by a remote device when FC vehicle
passed by the area. As a result of the explosion, FC solider Mohammed
Luqman died on the spot while three other personnel sustained
A suspected TTP militant, involved
in the attack on a Levies Thana in Zhob District, was killed in
an exchange of fire with Security Forces. Official sources said
that a group of armed militants attacked the Levies Thana in Murgha
Kibzai area of Zhob District and ransacked it before setting it
on fire. The attackers were fleeing when FC troops reached there
and opened fire on them. In the heavy exchange of fire, one attacker
FC personnel arrested a militant
'commander' and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession
from Barkhan District.
The FC claimed to have killed
four suspected militants in the Naal area of Khuzdar District.
One FC trooper was also killed during an exchange of fire with
suspected militants. FC's spokesman (Balochistan) said several
suspected militants were also arrested during the operation. The
forces also seized weapons and arms from the possession of militants
during the action.
Law Enforcement Agencies, including
Police, FC, Balochistan Levies and Intelligence Agencies in a
joint raid launched a crackdown against stores openly selling
hate literature and materials allegedly promoting militancy in
Kuchlak area of Quetta. At least 40 shopkeepers were detained
in Quetta for interrogation, while dozens were arrested from other
parts of the Province during the raids.
FC and paramilitary force foiled
a major terror bid in Sibi District by defusing an IED planted
in a motorcycle parked on the road where a procession in connection
with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Prophet's birth anniversary) was scheduled
to pass. According to sources in FC, militants had planted four
kilogram of explosives in the motorcycle to target the procession.
"Major terror bid was foiled prior to the arrival of procession,"
One FC soldier was injured during
an exchange of fire with the militants in Ziarat District. Later,
the SFs arrested two TTP militants and recovered a huge cache
of arms and ammunition from their possession. "The arrested militants
belong to TTP," sources claimed.
| January 5
An unidentified man was killed
in a bomb blast in Musa Colony on Sariab Road in Quetta. Imran
Qureshi, the SP Sariab said, "The blast has severely damaged
the dead person’s face."
TTP militants abducted nine people,
including four Government Officials, in two separate incidents
from Zhob District. In the first incident, militants intercepted
a Zhob-bound passenger bus coming from Quetta and took away five
people with them. Sources said the kidnappers checked national
identity cards of the passengers and separated five people, including
four Government Officials and a student of Bolan Medical College,
from the others. In the second incident of kidnapping, the militants
abducted four other people, who were travelling to Quetta from
Balochistan Home Minister Mir
Sarfaraz Bugti said that eight militants, including a 'commander'
of a banned outfit, were killed and 15 others were detained while
two camps were busted in week-long operations launched in Panjgur
and Kalat Districts of the province. Search is also in progress
in Zhob and its adjoining areas to trace nine people who were
kidnapped by unidentified armed assailants in Zhob District. “There
is zero-tolerance towards terrorism, and stern action would be
taken against all R&AW and NDS funded armed Lashkars,” said
Mir Sarfaraz Bugti.
| January 7
Unidentified assailants shot dead
four labourers while leaving another injured on the Qambarani
Road in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Several
people including Afghan nationals were arrested in a search operation
by law enforcing agencies in Quetta.
Two Levies personnel were killed
and five others sustained injuries when unidentified assailants
attack the paramilitary force vehicle in Jhao tehsil in Awaran
The bullet-riddled body of an
officer of Pakistan Air Force, Liaquat Ali Khan, was found near
a village in Qila Saifullah District. The officer was kidnapped
along with four other people on January 4 from an area between
Quetta and Zhob when they were coming from Islamabad in a rented
car. The body with bullet wounds in the head was thrown on a road.
The PAF officer Liaquat Ali Khan belongs to Talagang area in Punjab.
The TTP claimed responsibility for killing the officer and kidnapping
nine people in Qila Saifullah District.
| January 9
At least three soldiers of FC
were killed and five others sustained injuries when their convoy
came under gun and rocket attack in a remote hilly area of Santsar
in Gwadar District of Balochistan. A security convoy was on its
routine patrolling in Santsar area when unidentified militants,
armed with rockets and sophisticated weapons, attacked the military
Unidentified militants blew up
railway track with explosive material in Jaffarabad town of same
District, suspending the train services. According to FC sources,
some unidentified militants planted explosive device at railway
track which went off with big bang, due to which a deep crater
was developed by destroying the tracked.
| January 11
An employee of the FWO was injured
in a blast in Tajaban area of Kech District in Balochistan. Security
officials said the blast occurred near a vehicle of FWO personnel
when they were working on the under-construction Gwadar-Turbat-Reto-Dero
One person sustained injuries
in a landmine blast in Jori area of Dera Bugti District. As per
details, the blast took place when one farmer, who was watering
the fields, put unconsciously his foot on the landmine injuring
A remote-controlled bomb was planted
to target a police mobile at Mustang Road in Quetta, the provincial
capital of Balochistan. However, no human loss was reported as
a result of the explosion.
Unidentified assailants abducted
two trader brothers in Guldar Baghicha near Chaman area of Killa
Saifullah District. According to Levies force, the victims were
on way to their shop from house in a vehicle when some armed men
intercepted them. They took away them along with their vehicle
to an unidentified destination on gunpoint.
SFs detained at least nine suspects
including one suicide attacker and three members of TTP Swat group
in Quetta. According to the sources, SFs on a tip off, raided
three different areas of Quetta and taken as many as nine suspects
Seven personnel of the FC were
killed and one injured when militants attacked a checkpost of
the SFs in the Mekhtar area of Loralai District in Balochistan.
The FC officials said that around 40 militants armed with automatic
weapons attacked the FC checkpost. As a result, all the eight
personnel of the force sustained multiple bullet injuries and
seven of them died on the spot. The FC personnel launched a counter
attack, killing one attacker and injuring many others.
The Supreme Court directed the
Federal Government to come up with details in 10 days about the
number of missing persons in the country. The directive was issued
by a two-judge bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja which
had taken up an application of Nasrullah Baloch, Chairman of the
Voice of Baloch Missing Persons, seeking an order for his protection.
During the hearing, Mr Baloch alleged that the mutilated bodies
found in different areas of Balochistan were buried within two
or three days instead of handing them over to the families. The
identity of these defaced bodies, he said, remained a mystery
and even their relatives would not recognise them if handed over.
He regretted that there was no
mortuary to preserve such bodies and said that earlier the Bolan
Medical Complex in Quetta had such a facility but it had been
closed down. The court asked the advocate general of Balochistan
to submit a report on the procedure of handing over such bodies
to the families and the number of hospitals and mortuaries functioning
in the province. The other three provinces have also been directed
to submit similar reports. Describing the enforced disappearances
as a national issue, Justice Khawaja said the matter must be addressed
amicably. The court directed Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt
to submit comprehensive data about the number of missing persons
in the country.
According to media reports, the
CIED was seized with 1,265 cases as of Dec 31. But the Defence
of Human Rights claims that the total number of cases of missing
persons is 5,149 and 252 of them surfaced in 2014 alone.
Quetta ATC, headed by judge Aftab
Ahmed Lone, indicted former President General (retired) Pervez
Musharraf and two other nominated accused in the Nawab Akbar Bugti
murder case of August 26, 2006. The other two indicted by the
Court include former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao
and Home Minister Mir Shoaib Nosherwani.
Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Shoaib
Nosherwani were present in the court during the hearing while
counsel for Pervez Musharraf presented an application for his
exemption from appearance on health grounds. The judge remarked
that the exemption from appearance before the court could only
be granted after examination of the former president by a medical
board. The court expressed resentment over the non-constitution
of the medical board and summoned the Director General, health,
Balochistan, at the next hearing of the case on February 4, 2015.
Chief of BNP-M, Sardar Akhtar
Mengal said that extremism was being promoted in Baloch society
to weaken Baloch nationalists. "Extremists are penetrating in
a tolerant Baloch society," Mengal said. He said new shadowy extremist
organisations were surfacing in the Province to undermine the
Baloch political and democratic movement.
Police rescued five abducted foreigners
and arrested two kidnappers during search operations in Satellite
Town and overseas colony area of Turbat District. Imran Qureshi,
the DPO said that the foreigners include three Yemenis and two
Tanzanian nationals. He further stated that weapons were also
recovered from the possession of the kidnappers.
SFs arrested two militants, identified
as Maulavi Shah Wali and Hafiz Naimatullah, during a raid in Jangle
Pir Alizai area in Qilla Abdullah District.
SFs arrested two suspected militants
from Killi Tekhdar area of Chaman town and recovered weapons from
Police detained 31 suspects during
various raids in Quetta. Police said hate materials and CDs were
recovered from their possession.
Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah
Chathha while presiding over a meeting in Quetta asked officials
to ensure construction of boundary walls and foolproof security
at all schools in the Province as part of the National Action
Plan against terrorists. He ordered officials of Law-Enforcement
Agencies and educational institutions to jointly evolve a security
plan for safety and protection of schools, colleges and universities.
The meeting decided that boundary walls would be built and protective
wires installed at all schools, besides deploying security guards
at every educational institution.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while
addressing the inaugural session of Balochistan Development Forum
organised by the Balochistan Chief Minister's Policy Reform Unit
(CMPRU) in Islamabad said that the Government will cleanse Balochistan,
KP and FATA of terrorists.
He said owing to neglect in the
past, Balochistan lagged behind in socioeconomic development and
stressed that both Federal and Provincial Governments were now
taking measures to ensure growth and peaceful environment in the
Province. He said that the development of Balochistan was close
to his heart, and despite constraints, the Federal Government
provided substantial resources to supplement the efforts of the
Provincial Government to address the needs of its people.
The political leaders and experts
at the forum were unanimous in seeking autonomy for Balochistan
and ownership over resources of the Province. Speaker Balochistan
Assembly Jan Jamali urged Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik
Baloch to assert Provincial autonomy under the 18th Amendment
to push the agenda for inclusive development of the Province and
Unidentified miscreants blew up
an 18-inch gas pipeline near Dera Murad Jamali in Naseerabad District.
The explosion caused suspension of gas supply from Sui to Uch
Unidentified militants blew up
a 6-inch gas pipeline in Sohbatpur area of Jaffarabad District
suspending gas supply to different villages. No outfit claimed
responsibility for the attacks.
Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express
escaped a bomb blast in the 13 Mile area of provincial capital
Quetta. However, no casualties were reported.
On intelligence report about the
presence of TTP militants in the area the SFs conducted a raid
in Harnai District of Balochistan and arrested three TTP militants,
including a 'commander'. SFs also recovered arms and ammunition
from the possession of militants.
| January 26
Five persons, including a retired
Police SI Muhammad Salleh Shah, were killed and one sustained
injuries when in a Chithar-bound pickup that was coming from Dera
Murad Jamali stumbled over a landmine in the Soonwah area of Naseerabad
Quetta Police recovered 50,000
rounds of different caliber weapons, which had been stolen from
the arsenal depot of Balochistan Constabulary, during raids in
Shaldara and Pashtunabad areas of the provincial capital. “The
recovered ammunitions had been stolen from the arsenal depot of
Balochistan Constabulary in connivance with Police officials some
days back,” Police sources said.
Balochistan Government during
a high-level meeting of security officials finalised 54 terrorism
cases for trial by military courts that have been set up under
the 21st Constitution Amendment. Home Secretary Akbar Hussain
Durrani said that of the 54 cases selected, 19 related to the
banned TTP, 18 to LeJ and 17 to Sipah-e-Muhammad. The Provincial
apex committee, which is responsible for implementation of the
NAP against terrorism, will forward the cases to the Federal Government
for a final decision. Balochistan IG Mohammad Amlish Khan said
that 168 accused had been nominated in the 54 cases 88 of them
were under arrest and 80 absconding.
| January 28
A senior official of the Balochistan
Levies said that a group of 25-30 militants stormed a check post
of the Levies force in Qila Saifullah District and fled with five
official rifles, three motorbikes, five bulletproof jackets and
A death row prisoner, identified
as Rameez Raja, who had escaped during the Bannu jailbreak on
April 15, 2012, was re-arrested during a raid by Hub Police in
Lasbela District. Raja, originally a resident of Kohat District
in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, was awarded death penalty in July
2012, for murdering his relative.
Five abducted coalminers, who
had been kidnapped on January 27, 2015, from Sorenge area in Quetta
were rescued. The five abducted coalminers were identified as
Lal Muhammad, Noor Muhammad, Sale Muhammad, Rahman Gul and Sanaullah.
| January 30
An alleged suicide bomber was
killed during an exchange of fire with SFs in Maikhtar area of
Loralai District. According to sources, SFs conducted an operation
in the area. The militants resisted the SFs and one alleged suicide
bomber blew himself up during a shoot out that lasted for an hour.
Another militant fled from the spot.
SFs foiled a major terror bid
by seizing an explosive-laden vehicle in Panjpai area of Quetta.
The SFs also apprehended an alleged suicide bomber along with
the explosive-laden vehicle. He said 200 bombs were recovered
from the explosive-laden vehicle during the raid.
Intelligence Agencies and Anti-Terrorist
Forces personnel arrested a TTP 'commander' from Pishin District.
The SFs recovered weapons from their possession.
FC personnel recovered arms and
ammunition from an Alto car in Gulistan area of Killa Abdullah
| January 31
Two Police personnel were killed
and another was injured when a convoy of DPO Khuzdar came under
gun and rocket attack by militants in Pasni area of Gwadar District.
However, DPO Khuzdar Asghar Ali Yusufzai, who was traveling with
his family, escaped unhurt in the attack and was safe.
As part of an ongoing crackdown
against militants from banned organisations in Balochistan, Police
and ATC personnel have arrested 260 suspects from different parts
of Quetta. Police sources told that raids were conducted in Sariab
Road, Brewery Road, Satellite Town and other parts of Quetta.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the possession of
the suspects who have been shifted to different Police Stations
in Quetta for interrogation.
| February 1
A landmine explosion killed a
military officer and injured two personnel in Chathar area of
Naseerabad District in Balochistan. Police sources said the military
officer who was killed in the blast was identified as a FC captain.
Police sources said FC personnel were on routine patrol when their
vehicle hit by a landmine.
The bullet-riddled body of a missing
man was found in the Sonari Mat area of Dera Bugti District. An
official of Dera Bugti Levies said the body was dumped in a desolated
place. The body was identified as Barfi, son of Noor Khan. “The
victim had been missing for one-and-a-half years from Sui,” the
Levies official said.
A 24-inch gas pipeline was blown
up in the Dera Bugti District, disrupting gas supply to the Sui
compressor plant from the Pir Koh purification plant. According
to Levies official in Dera Bugti, militants placed explosive materials
along the gas pipeline.
A dozen militants belonging to
the Marri tribe laid down their arms and surrendered before Security
Forces in Kohlu District. “Twelve militants laid down their arms
in the presence of Provincial Minister for Energy and Irrigation
Jangayz Marri and Commandant Mewand Rifles Masroorur Rehman,”
a statement issued by FC Balochistan said. It added that all 12
of them had been involved in anti-state activities. According
to the FC Balochistan spokesman, the militants, while laying down
their arms, promised not to support any anti-state elements and
vowed to live a peaceful life as law-abiding citizens of Pakistan.
An employee of the QESCO grid
station was killed when unidentified opened fire at the grid station
in Gwadar bazaar of Gwadar District.
Unidentified militants abducted
five employees of irrigation department, including the sub-engineer,
from Shadi Core area of Makran Division. Police said the employees
were engaged in the construction of the dam when they were kidnapped
by the militants. BRA 'spokesman' Sarbaz Baloch claimed responsibility
for the kidnapping.
A Hindu doctor, Dr Manoj Kumar,
was released on February 2 by abductors in Hazar Ganji area of
Quetta after the payment of PKR 14 million as ransom on February
1, 2015. Dr Kumar had been abducted from Industrial Police Station
area of Quetta on December 2, 2014.
Unidentified militants killed
the BNP-M member and newly elected Chairman of a Union Council,
Nasir Hassan, in Gwadar District.
Police claimed to have seized
205 kilograms of explosive material and said that a major terror
attack was prevented.
Unknown assailants set Ghausia
Alia shrine on fire in Mach area of Bolan District. According
to Police, two rooms of the shrine were destroyed and all religious
books turned to ashes. The shrine was built in 1948 in memory
of Pir Tahir Al Gilani al-Baghdadi, who migrated from Baghdad
(Iraq) and settled in Mach.
The JASP condemned the incident
and held demonstrations in Quetta and Mach. While addressing the
protesters in Quetta, JASP leaders Mufti Mohammad Sajid Qadri,
Qari Noor Mohammad and Allama Ghazi Kamal called for extending
the Zarb-e-Azb military operation to entire country.
A Policeman, identified as Zaiullah,
guarding polio volunteers was killed and one child was injured
when unidentified militants opened fire at the polio team on Sirki
Road in Quetta.
An ATC in Quetta accepted the
application of former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf
with regards to exemption from appearance in court in a case pertaining
to the August 26, 2006, murder of former Baloch nationalist leader
Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The court, however, expressed anger over
the performance of Director General Balochistan Naseer Baloch
with regards to his slow progress on submitting Musharraf's medical
report. It subsequently adjourned the hearing of the case to February
Advocate Sohail Rajput, counsel
of Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, confronted Musharraf's lawyer
Akhtar Shah outside the court and said that the latter was ready
to fly to Saudi Arabia which required travelling for four hours,
but he was reluctant to travel for one hour to arrive in Quetta.
"Musharraf is deliberately not appearing in the court," Rajput
Unidentified militants blew up
two power pylons of 220 KVA transmission lines in Chatter area
of Dera Murad Jamali in Naseerabad District. No outfit claimed
responsibility for the attack.
Militants abducted six officials
of PTCL from Gawal area of Killa Saifullah District. They abductees
were identified as Engineer Haji Asad, SDO Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad
Nabi, Sajjad Beg and two others.
Five employees of a private company
working on the reconstruction of Shadi Kour dam near Pasni in
Gwadar District were released in Blangur area of the District.
They were abducted on February 2, 2015. BRA had claimed responsibility
for the kidnapping.
Unidentified militants blew up
a railway track in the Bakhtiarabad area of Sibi District. Levies'
sources said that a two-feet track was damaged when an IED was
detonated, suspending train services between Balochistan and other
parts of the country.
At least 15 BLF militants and
a FC official were killed in a gun battle in Basima area of Kharan
District. According to details SFs had launched a search operation
in Khori village of Basima area when a group of militants hiding
inside a bunker suddenly started firing at them.
Three unidentified militants were
killed when the FC opened fire during an operation in Shadikor
area of Gwadar District.
FC personnel arrested four suspects
accused of having links with a banned organisation during search
operations for the recovery of kidnapped employees of PTCL in
Killi Sharna, Killi Ghat and Gawal Ismailzai areas of Zhob District.
SFs recovered 24 rifles with bullets, an SMG with ammunition and
other weapons from their possession.
Balochistan Interior Secretary
said that 54 cases have been forwarded to Federal Ministry of
Interior for hearing in the military courts. According to a statement
issued here, Interior Secretary Balochistan Akbar Hussain Durrani
said the Interior Ministry will forward the cases to military
courts for hearing after carrying out scrutiny.
Three polio workers and two Levies
officials were abducted from Murgha Kibzai area in Zhob District.
"The families lost contact with the polio workers since this morning,"
a levies official who requested anonymity said. It is feared that
the missing persons were picked up by militants, he added.
As many as 17 Districts of the
Province, including parts of Quetta, plunged into darkness after
militants blew up two pylons of a power transmission line in Chatter
area of Naseerabad District. Sarbaz Baloch, a 'spokesman' for
BRA claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least two people were killed
when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at a hotel on Mastung
Road in Quetta. According to local Police, one of the victims
has been identified as Ghulam Sarwar, while the identity of the
other one is yet to be ascertained.
Two suspected militants blew themselves
up during a search operation for the recovery of kidnapped polio
workers and levies personnel in Margha Kibzai area of Zhob District.
Three polio workers and two levies men went missing on February
13, 2015 from Zhob District.
A key 'commander' of LeJ, identified
as Usman Saifullah Kurd, and his companion were killed while two
FC personnel were injured in a raid conducted by FC in Sariab
area of Quetta. A third of their accomplice was arrested unhurt.
Kurd had been convicted by an Anti-Terror Court in 2003 for masterminding
two sectarian attacks in Quetta. He had escaped from the high
security Quetta cantonment jail in 2008, following which the Government
imposed a bounty of PKR 2.5 million on him. According to security
sources, Kurd was believed to be the mastermind of the January
31, 2015, Shikarpur Imambargah attack in Sindh. Intelligence sources
also said that he had close contacts to both al Qaeda and the
Chief Justice of the Balochistan
High Court Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai escaped an IED attack
in Reko Sultan Golai area of Nushki District. "No one was hurt
in the explosion nor was any damage reported," said Nushki Deputy
Commissioner Qudos Mengal. No outfit claimed responsibility for
A 24-inch diameter gas pipeline was blown up by
unidentified militants in Peshbogi area of Dera Bugti District
Four dead bodies, including that of two missing
Levies personnel, were found in Zhob District. According to Levies
sources, two bodies were identified as that of Levies officials
and one was identified as the driver of the polio team. One dead
body is yet to be identified, the sources added. Three polio workers
and two Levies personnel were kidnapped on February 13, 2015,
from Murgha Kibzai area of Zhob District.
Balochistan Government postponed the anti-polio
campaign in Quetta, Zhob, Sherani and Sibi Districts of the Province
due to looming security threats, according to an unnamed Health
Three terrorists and one FC soldier were killed
in an exchange of fire during an encounter in Panjgur District.
One FC soldier was wounded.
Unidentified militants blew up a water pipeline
in Toba Nokahai area of Zahein Loti in Dera Bugti District, suspending
water supply to many areas.
SFs arrested 21 suspects from various areas of
LEAs recovered five PTCL employees during a search
operation in Kanu area of Zhob District. Local LEA sources said
that the recovered PTCL employees had been kidnapped a week ago
from Murgha Kibzai area of Zhob district by unidentified armed
militants. They were identified as Sajjad Baig, Muhammad Tahir,
Muhammad Nabi, Asad Khan and Muhammad Abbas.
A landmine explosion killed two people and injured
two others in Chahtar area of Naseerabad District.
SFs conducted a raid and arrested eight suspected
militants in Sibi District. According to FC spokesman, SFs recovered
24kgs explosives and other weapons from their possession.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced PKR 5 billion
development package for Quetta and said that funds should be spent
on building roads, improving sanitary system and cleaning the
city. Funds to the tune PKR 30 billion would be given for the
purpose and international donors would be asked for assistance,
At least 234 madrassas in Balochistan are being
funded by 'brotherly' Muslim countries, said Home Department officials
tasked with investigating religious seminaries in Province. "We
have collected enough evidence against 234 madrassas accused of
receiving financial assistance from foreign countries," an unnamed
senior official said, adding, "The list (of these seminaries)
has been shared with relevant agencies and departments (the Federal
Investigative Agency and State Bank of Pakistan) so that their
accounts can be scrutinized and the sources of their funding traced."
"But the list will go on," he added.
When contacted, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar
Khan Durrani confirmed that various cases have been forwarded
to agencies concerned for further investigation, but did not specify
the number of madrassas against whom evidence of foreign funding
has been collected. However, he revealed that more than 3,000
of the Province's 5,441 madrassas are not registered. "Some 5,330
of the 129, 997students that study in seminaries in Balochistan
are foreigners, mostly of Afghan descent," said Durrani.
A member of the team conducting the surbeillance
of madrassas in Balochistan revealed the names of seminaries in
Quetta and Nushki Districts which were receiving financial assistance
from Saudi Arabia, Behrain and Iran. These, he said, include Mataul
Uloom, Arbia Maftaul Uloom, Anwar-e-Sahaba, Gold Masjid, Dunya
Arbia, Jamia Uloom and many others.
An abductor was killed while a Sikh trader, identified
as Munish Singh, was recovered during a raid in Aamri area of
the Chagai District. Three of his accomplices were arrested. Singh
was kidnapped from Dalbandin area of Chagai District two months
A child was killed and nine others were injured
in a bomb explosion on at Rush Bazaar located on Taj Road in Chaman
town of Qilla Abdullah District. DPO Chaman Asad Khan said that
a remote controlled bomb fixed to a vehicle parked near a temple
An eight-inch diameter gas pipeline was blown
up by unidentified militants near the Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti
District. According to Police, the terrorists had planted an IED
near the gas pipeline which exploded, suspending the gas supply
to the area.
A four-inch diameter water supply pipeline was
also blown up in the Nokani area of Dera Bugti District.
The Nawab Bugti Express narrowly escaped a bomb
blast targeting a railway track in Jaffarabad District.
Law Enforcement Agencies recovered arms, including
three SMG, two Kalashnikovs, four pistols, two short guns and
250 magazines from Bonistan area of Panjgur District.
Source:Compiled from news reports and