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.