Surrendered Baloch commander gunned down in Quetta, BLA claims responsibility

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A Baloch commander from Marri tribe who had surrendered before the Pakistani military has been gunned down by unknown gunmen in Quetta, Balochistan.

According to details, Dauran Marri alias Buzurg and his brother Abdul Aziz Marri were critically injured earlier on Sunday when unknown armed assailants opened fire on their SUV in Quetta.

They were taken to a local hospital but both were declared dead soon after.

The brothers, who both were affiliated in past with Baloch Liberation Army, had surrendered before Pakistani military officials and pro-Pakistan tribal lord Changez Marri last year in an official ceremony.

BLA claims responsibility:

Baloch Liberation Army’s spokesman Jeyand Baloch has taken responsibility for the attack and has confirmed to the media in a released statement that their fighters were behind the attack.

In the statement Jeyand Baloch has claimed that BLA fighters gunned down surrendered commander and head of a Pakistani death squad Dauran Marri alias Buzurg and his brother Abdul Aziz near Killi Shaabo in Quetta.

“Dauran Marri was previously an area commander of BLA, however, when BLA’s intelligence wing started investigations against him due to some allegations and found out that he was guilty he escaped and surrendered before Pakistani state,” Jeeyand Baloch said.

He added that Dauran Marri had revealed organisation’s secrets to the enemy state and had also formed a death squad on the behest of Pakistani army.

BLA’s spokesman added that their organisation had sentenced Dauran Marri and his affiliates to death for revealing organisational secrets, giving information to the the enemy, forming a death squad and committing treason. “This sentence was carried out today in Quetta,” Jeeyand Baloch said.

Mr. Baloch threatened that those who “commit treason will not be spared”.

“Surrendering before the enemy and revealing organisation’s secrets is not only a grave breach of Baloch traditions but also punishable by death as per BLA’s rules,” BLA said in its statement.

Jeeyand Baloch further added that this attack is a message to all those who have surrendered and are under the impression that they are safe. “The Baloch freedom fighters will never pardon them and they will be made a lesson to all,” he said.