BLF chief reportedly killed in Awaran operation: Bugti

Published: September 8, 2015
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Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti addresses a press conference in Quetta on September 8, 2015. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti addresses a press conference in Quetta on September 8, 2015. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said on Tuesday the chief of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) Dr Allah Nazar has reportedly been killed in an operation in Awaran district of Balochistan.

“According to intelligence reports, BLF chief Dr Allah Nazar has been killed in an operation in Awaran,” Bugti said, while addressing the media.

However, he added, the reports of the BLF chief’s death have not been confirmed.

“The operation was successful as many key militants were killed and there has been no trace of Dr Nazar since the Eid operation,” Bugti added.

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Further, the provincial home minister said security forces in an operation arrested seven terrorists belonging to various banned outfits in Balochistan.

“Security forces also recovered arms along with about 600 international SIM cards and 1000 antennas from the suspected terrorists,” Bugti claimed.

“The forces were successful in destroying the communication centre being used by militants upon orders of Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies, situated in Dalbandin,” the provincial home minister further said, while adding that initial reports revealed the suspects were using SIMs belonging to Afghanistan, India, Iran, the United States and various European countries.

In June, at least 13 militants of a banned outfit, including the brother and nephew of BLF leader Dr Allah Nazar were killed by paramilitary troops during a search operation in the troubled Mashkay area of Awaran district of Balochistan.

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According to Frontier Corps (FC) spokesperson Khan Wasay, they conducted a search operation early on Tuesday in Mashkay, the hometown of BLF leader Dr Nazar, to secure the release of hostages taken by the militants. A helicopter of the home department was also used in the operation.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Fact finder
    Sep 8, 2015 - 1:07PM

    Balochistan got independence from British on 11th August 1947. But in 1948, Pakistan annexed the province. Media reports claim that within 24 hours of the declaration of Independence in 1947, the Khan of Kalat formed Balochistan’s House of Commons and the House of Lords. On 16th December 1947 Khan of Kalat called a meeting of both houses of Balochistan to discuss the possibility of joining Pakistan. Reports suggest members from both Houses rejected the idea of joining Pakistan. But after that Pakistan invaded Balochistan and took control by imprisoning Khan of Kalat and his family members within the palace. Recommend

  • Haider Rehman
    Sep 8, 2015 - 1:21PM

    Excellent news!

    recovered arms along with about 600 international SIM cards and 1000 antennas from the terrorists….

    I wonder who provides them arms, Sim cards and other equipment….Recommend

  • Lion King
    Sep 8, 2015 - 2:14PM

    Belated but Great News.

    All terrorists genuinely deserve to be totally wiped out.Recommend

  • Rana Ajeet
    Sep 8, 2015 - 2:51PM

    RIP great freedom fighterRecommend

  • pakistaniat
    Sep 8, 2015 - 3:24PM

    @Rana Ajeet:
    If you are so sad, we can pass over his body to you in India so that you can give him a stately burial.. and pay his family the compensation that you promised him… Recommend

  • TiffinBox
    Sep 8, 2015 - 3:28PM

    RIP Martyr. Recommend

  • Kamran Maqbool
    Sep 8, 2015 - 5:44PM

    The terrorism under the nose of equiped army is un precieveable,then the question of negligence of the then intelligence officers and the controling authority to why no expose the indian and american intervention at international fourm and media why media was not managed Recommend

  • Sep 8, 2015 - 8:34PM

    People of balochistan want development…..those who pick up arms against the state are frustrated people but some groups in those people are terrorists….you cant bring bring development or attract investment by killing innocent people…..Frontier core is doing a great job !…. People of balochistan are with the frontier core and want to live under the shadow of pakistan….those who get killed by FC are those who want to disturb the peace and development process of balochistan……All these culprits recieve training,weapons and money by Indian RAW and Afghan NDS.Recommend

  • faisal
    Sep 8, 2015 - 9:16PM

    @Fact finder…ur facts are wrong. No state in India or pakistan was allowed t become independent although the bigger ones like hyderabad and kashmir tried. Kalat is not whole of baluchistan, its just a portion of Baluchistan. Read how all the Indian states were pushed to join India or Pakistan. These states were not independent entitle even before the british : they were part of other empires.
    As for the killing, this is not the correct solution. We should find a political negotiated solution then a purely military one.Recommend

  • shafi
    Sep 8, 2015 - 10:06PM

    @ajeet, u always have a habit of giving state honor to terrorist like Bal takray, u can give second honor to him plzzRecommend

  • ajeet
    Sep 9, 2015 - 2:33AM

    @shafi
    Anything that will keep you in check is welcome for me.Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Sep 9, 2015 - 5:10AM

    @Rana Ajeet:
    He was a terrorist; unless you believe Kashmiris and Nagaland and Assam fighters are too freedom-fighters.Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Sep 9, 2015 - 5:11AM

    A great loss for RAW (India)Recommend

  • SKChadha
    Sep 9, 2015 - 5:26AM

    @faisal: Faisal Bhai, Kalat, Makran and Lasbela, all three were suzerainties and not the territories of British India. Read sec. 2 of Indian Independence Act, 1947 (passed by British Parliament) under which Pakistan came into existance and understand the difference between two. Recommend

  • ajeet
    Sep 9, 2015 - 8:38AM

    @pakistani sindhi
    Its not a loss, there will be ten people ready to take his place. The flame of freedom can’t be extinguished by oppression.Recommend

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