Two Policemen were killed when
unidentified armed assailants opened fire at a Police check post
in Bibi Nanai area of Sariab Road in provincial capital Quetta.
"Armed assailants opened fire at Sariab road," said
a police official.
Unidentified militants abducted
six locals while they on their way to Gandoi area of Sui tehsil
in Dera Bugti District. No group has claimed responsibility for
SFs arrested four TTP militants
during a raid in Gawal Ismailzai area of Zhob District. The spokesman
for the FC Khan Wasey said that weapons were also recovered from
their possession. Wasay alleged the weapons were being smuggled
into interior Balochistan for use in subversive activities.
The FC arrested three suspects
from Mangochar area of Kalat District. Wasey said that that weapons
and explosives were also recovered from their possession.
Two Police personnel, Constable
Mushtaq and constable Wajid, were shot dead by unidentified assailants
outside a mosque in Multani Mohala of Quetta, the provincial capital
of Balochistan. The assailants managed to flee the scene of crime.
Unidentified assailants shot dead
a senior Afghan Taliban ‘commander’, Maulvi Muhammad Alam, in
Kuchlak area of Quetta. Maulvi Muhammad Alam, loyal commander
to Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was shot dead, Taliban
leaders said on the condition of anonymity, as they were not authorised
to speak to the media. “I can confirm that Maulvi Muhammad Alam
has been killed.
Two Coast Guard personnel were
killed and three others were wounded when their vehicle hit a
landmine in Kaldan area of Jewni tehsil in Gwadar District.
SFS claimed to have foiled a major
bid of terrorism by seizing weapons and arresting a suspected
militant from Dera Murad Jamali area of Naseerabad District.
SFs launched a search operation
in various parts of provincial capital Quetta, including Kasi
Road, Balochi street, and arrested 25 suspects. “25 suspects were
arrested from various parts of Quetta,” said an unnamed police
Seven Afghan nationals were abducted
and two others were injured in an exchange of fire with kidnappers
in Talab area of Taftan in Chagai District. Taftan Assistant Commissioner
Murad Kasi said, “It is not known who was behind the kidnapping
of the Afghan nationals.”
The shop owner of an officially
sanctioned wine shop, identified as Moti Ram, was injured when
unidentified militants lobbed a hand grenade at the shop located
on Muneer Mengal Road in provincial capital Quetta.
Frontier Corps on the basis of
intelligence reports arrested a TTP militant during a raid in
Chanjan area of Killa Saifullah District.
The ATC allowed CTD to detain
an al Qaeda suspect, identified as Abdur Raqeeb, for 30 days for
questioning. The department told the judge that they have credible
information about suspect that he is involved in providing financial
assistance to terrorists and in other offences came within the
ambit of ATA. Raqeeb, alleged to be Hyderabad's Ameer of al Qaeda,
was picked up in a targeted operation in PIB colony of Gulshan
Town on January 8, 2016.
Police registered a terrorism
case against leaders of the Tanzeemat-e-Ahle Sunnat, an alliance
of several religious parties of the Barelvi school of thought,
for allegedly inciting people to violence against the state and
its institutions by raising the case of Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the
self-confessed and convicted killer of Punjab Governor Salman
Taseer, during a rally in Nishtar Park located in Soldier Bazar
of Jamshed Town on January 10, 2016. At the January 10 event,
speakers demanded a fresh trial of Mumtaz Qadri by the Federal
Shariat Court, termed the death sentence handed down to him ‘un-Islamic’
and warned that they could go to any extent if the Government
failed to change its attitude.
A labourer was killed when unidentified
militants opened fire at a FWO Camp in Hoshap area of Turbat District.
Unidentified militants opened
fire at a FWO vehicle that was carrying officials, injuring at
least five personnel in Turbat District.
At least 15 people, among them
13 Police personnel, a FC soldier and a civilian, were killed
while 25 others were injured when suicide bomber blew himself
up near a Government health centre in Satellite Town area of Quetta.
Earlier, it was reported that 14 persons were killed in the attack.
TTP and JuI claimed responsibility for the attack. TTP spokesman
Muhammad Khurasani sent an email to journalists, claiming responsibility
of the suicide attack. But Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the JuI,
made a similar claim and said the attack had been carried out
by his group to avenge the act of torturing the people in custody.
SFs claimed to have killed at
least three militants during a search operation in Sami and Tabjan
areas of Kech District. A spokesman for the FC Khan Waey said
that the militants were allegedly involved in attacks at the FWO.
Weapons and ammunition were also seized by the SFs.
FC personnel also foiled major
terror bid by defusing three IED in Solani area of Kech District.
The FC spokesman said that the militants had planted the IEDs
to target SFs and FWO workers in the area.
A parked vehicle was damaged in
a blast in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti District in Balochistan.
According to Levies sources, Unidentified militants had planted
improvised explosive devices in a vehicle and had parked it near
a house that went off. A vehicle was damaged in the blast while
no loss of life was reported.
Three bullet-riddled dead bodies
were recovered from Gorkop area of Kech District. The dead bodies
were identified as those of Noshad alias Nodo, Abdul Ghani and
Maqsood. "All victims received multiple bullet wounds,"
Levies sources said.
SFs foiled a major terror bid
on a roadside in Sui tehsil of Dera Bugti District, defusing an
IED weighing around 17 kilogram. Khan Wasey, spokesman for the
Frontier Corps said, "Miscreants wanted to target security
forces through the IED."
SFs arrested three TTP militants
from Nassai area of Qilla Saifullah District.
SFs arrested a TTP militant during
a raid in Karbala village of Pishin District.
Six FC personnel were killed and one was injured
in an IED blast near FC's Margat Checkpoint in provincial capital
Quetta. No outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.
An ATC in Quetta acquitted former President General
(retired) Pervez Musharraf in the case of the murder of JWP leader
Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed on August 26, 2006 in a military
operation in Dera Bugti District. The court also acquitted former
Federal Home Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao, and former Provincial
Home Minister Shoaib Nosherwani. During the hearing, the court
also rejected the request by Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son
of Akbar Bugti, to order exhumation of his father's body to ensure
the body buried in Dera Bugti was that of his late father.
At least five BLA militants, including 'commander'
Suhbat Baloch, were killed during a raid in BLA hideout in Chapar
area of Barkhan District. Three BLA militants were arrested. "The
arrested persons have been shifted to an undisclosed location
for interrogation," FC spokesman said. Two persons kidnapped six
months ago were also recovered from the hideout where Light Machine
Guns, AK-47 assault rifles and anti-Pakistan seditious material
were also found.
FC detained 16 suspects in Turbat District, Panjgur
District and Sui area of Dera Bugti District for questioning.
At least six militants were killed while a soldier
embraced martyrdom and two other injured during a search operation
in Mashkey area of Awaran District in Balochistan.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bugti narrowly escaped an attempt on his life when his convoy
hit a roadside bomb in Baker tehsil of Dera Bugti District. The
Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti was on an official visit to
his hometown in Baker tehsil. However, no casualties were reported
in the blast. It exploded moments after Bugti's vehicle crossed
the site. One vehicle in the convoy was partially damaged as a
result of the blast. No group has so far claimed responsibility.
Balochistan Government decided to establish a
special force to be deployed at university campuses across the
Province. "The new force would be subservient to vice chancellors,"
said Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani. He further
said that the administrative powers over the force would be with
Police. Durrani said 60 personnel will be deployed at each university,
adding that the force will be well equipped.
FC killed four suspected militants in an exchange
of fire during search operation in Winder area of Lasbela District.
FC Spokesman Khan Wasey said that SF also recovered weapons from
their possession, adding that the suspects were involved in carrying
out bomb blasts, kidnapping-for-ransom and attacks on SFs in the
SFs killed two militants in Pasni area of Gwadar
District. Illegal arms and ammunition were also recovered. The
militants were identified as Mohammad Younus Kolanchi and Mohammad
Hanif Kolanchi. "Their accomplices managed to escape," a police
The FIA arrested two suspects, identified as Asmatullah
and Muhammad Ramzan, for selling and possessing Afghan SIM cards
in Chaman town of Qilla Abdullah District. "FIA also recovered
a large number of Afghan SIM cards from the possession of the
accused, the duo were shifted to FIA's Chaman centre for interrogation,"
said an unnamed official.
SFs arrested four suspects, demolished three hideouts
of terrorists, and recovered arms and ammunition from Harnai District.
Khan Wasey, the spokesman for Frontier Corps, said that 500 kilograms
of explosives, four IEDs, one hand grenade, and a number of other
weapons were recovered during the raid.
Four Policemen were killed when TTP militants
open fired at them while they were sitting inside a mini gas station
situated on Munir Mengal Road in Satellite Town of provincial
capital Quetta. TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani said, "The
TTP's special unit STF's commandos successfully carried out the
attack at a police mobile at Quetta's Satellite Town. The commandos
disappeared after the attack".
Two bogies of the Jaffar Express were partially
damaged in an explosion near railway tracks in Mithri area of
Sibi District. However, no casualties were reported.
Two suspected militants were killed in an exchange
of fire with SFs in Mastung District late. Official sources said
that unidentified assailants attacked a convoy of SFs in the Kanak
area of the District. They fired rockets and shots. SF personnel
in the convoy retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for
about three hours.
Six soldiers of Pakistan Army and a child were
injured as a suicide bomber blew himself near Cantt area of Zhob
District. The attacker attempted to enter Cantt area when the
Friday prayers were underway, said Provincial Home Secretary Akber
Hussain Durrani. TTP-Mehsud faction claimed responsibility for
the attack. The spokesman Azam Masood called Radio Free Europe
Mashal correspondent in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
and claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Government of Balochistan during a meeting
held with Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri in the chair pledged
that the responsibility of providing security to people would
be fulfilled at all costs and actions against terrorists and anti-social
elements and their facilitators would continue to purge the province
of all terrorists. He decided to pursue a `tit-for-tat policy'
to deal with terrorists and their facilitators to ensure fool-proof
security in the Province. There was consensus among participants
that terrorist attacks on police and other security personnel
were a reaction to successful anti-terror operations being carried
out by law enforcement agencies.
Dr Manan Baloch, a senior leader of the BLF, and
four other suspected militants were killed in an encounter with
SFs in Mastung District of Balochistan. Addressing a press conference
at the Chief Minister Secretariat in Quetta, Balochistan Home
Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti said Manan headed the BNM, an organisation
supporting militants. Bugti said SFs conducted a search operation
in Killi Datu area of Mastung during which an exchange of fire
took place between the SF personnel and militants hiding in a
house. He said Manan and four other men were allegedly involved
in subversive activities, including attacks on law enforcement