Six kidnapped irrigation officials freed by militants in Balochistan

Four officials were released early Friday morning in Dasht area of Kech, while the others were freed on Thursday

Shezad Baloch February 06, 2015
Banned Baloch Republican Army claims responsibility for attack. STOCK IMAGE

QUETTA: Baloch militants freed all six officials of the irrigation department in in Kech district, who were earlier kidnapped from a construction site.

Deputy Commissioner Kech Mohammed Mumtaz told The Express Tribune that all six officials have been freed by militants near the Balnagor area of Dasht.

“Four officials were released early Friday morning in the Dasht area of Kech, while two others were released in Gwadar on Thursday,” he confirmed.

The six officials, including an assistant engineer, supervisors and their driver, who were picked from the site of a dam under construction in Pasni town of Gwadar district on the February 2, Mumtaz said. The militants torched the machinery at the construction site.

The banned Baloch Republican Army (BRA) claimed responsibility for the attack and kidnappings.

Official sources in Mekran division said construction work in Shadi Khor dam was suspended after the deadly attack. Earlier, militants had kidnapped a government contractor and his driver from the construction site.

“Construction work on the dam was suspended due to lack of security in the area,” an official said. The machinery and vehicles were shifted from the construction site on Thursday.

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Mohammad Baig | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

No law for the big,every law for the poor.

Mohammad Baig | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

The GIT report poses some doubt.It must be published.If the Bhtta was demanded by the owner of the factory should the mafia kill the poor and leave the factory owner. And at what cost and evidence the owner got bail before arrest from the high court despite 145 were burnt to death.And the public wan to know who got 15 karore and why he is not exposed to the people.How nicely the owner is saved from the heinous crime or the murder of more than 250.

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