One person was killed and two others were injured when a landmine exploded at Pathar Nala in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.
The person killed in the blast has been identified as Muhammad Khan son of Shaza.
According to sources, the man belonged to a government-backed group, while a picture of him was found on social media where he can be seen standing next to an army officer.
Meanwhile, Baloch Liberation Tigers spokesman Miran Baloch said in a statement to the media that BLT operatives had carried out a remote-controlled bomb attack on the Frontier Corps subordinates FIU personnel and their local facilitators.
The spokesman said that as a result of the attack, FIU’s regional officer ‘Subedar’ Muhammad Jabbar and local death squad worker Muhammad Jan son of Shazo Bugti were killed while two FIU and death squad personnel were also injured.
Miran Baloch further said that operations against state officials and their facilitators would continue.
A day earlier another attack of the same fashion was carried out in Kalat area of Balochistan. According to sources, a motorcycle collided with a roadside mine in Shur Parod area of Kalat. The motorcycle riders, the son was killed and his father was critically injured.
As per the Levies force reports, Zubair Ahmed son of Dilshad was killed and his father Dilshad son of Qadir Bakhsh Sasoli residents of Shur Parod was seriously injured in the incident which took place in Shur Parod of Union Council Dasht Goran, 60 km from Kalat.
Dilshad son of Qadir Bakhsh allegedly belonged to a government-backed death squad in the area, led by a tribal elder, locals told TBP.
The responsibility of the attack was taken by an armed group, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).
BLA spokesman, Jeeyand Baloch said that “our fighters targeted Dilshad, a member of the so-called Death Squad formed by the Pakistan Army, with a landmine.”
The man was a member of the intelligence-led Death Squad in Shur Parod. He had been involved in various operations with the army and had recently been involved in the martyrdom of Baloch Liberation Army personnel.
It is pertinent to mention that two young Baloch students, Shadad and Ehsan were shot dead on May 5 in the aforementioned area, which Baloch pro-freedom groups and BLA claimed that they were targeted by Pakistani army and the death squad groups under patronage of the army. BLA spokesman also claimed that two of them were members of their organization.
Both the young men were widely known due to their student activism, were highly educated ex-students of prestigious Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad. Shahdad Baloch, after completing his master’s degree in Defence and Strategic Studies at QAU, was enrolled in M.Phil program at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies. Whereas, Ehsan Baloch had earned his master’s degree in Gender Studies from QAU Islamabad. Ehsan also had a master’s degree in English Literature from Turbat University.
The news of their death and their involvement with an armed group came as a shock for their teachers and classmates. Many of them took on twitter to express grief and also questioned the authorities that how come such brilliant minds pick up arms?