Another 14 Baloch militants renounce violence

Former separatists belonged to BLA, United Baloch and Baloch Republican groups


News Desk February 18, 2017
PHOTO: NASEEM JAMES/EXPRESS/FILE

As many as 14 Baloch militants gave up their arms and renounced violence on Saturday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The former separatists – belonged to the Balochistan Liberation Army, United Baloch Army and Baloch Republican Army (BRA) – pledged loyalty to Pakistan and announced they are disassociating with their leaders who are believed to be running the groups from abroad.

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The ex-militants expressed grief at being used by anti-state elements to tarnish the image of the country and vowed to fight against them.

As many as 43 BRA fighters, while surrendering their arms in October last year, accused Brahamdagh Bugti of "misleading them in the name of freedom." Over the past two years, hundreds of fighters from various Baloch militant groups have laid down their arms.

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