Unknown gunmen opened fire, killing one person and wounding another in Panjgur district of Balochistan, on Saturday.
According to the details received by The Balochistan Post, unidentified armed men shot killed a person, who was said to be a member of state backed group. While the attackers managed to escape.
The person died in the firing was identified, as Shoaib.
According to local sources, the man belonged to a local Death Squad.
According to Baloch political and social circles, death squads have been formed in Balochistan under the auspices of Pakistani intelligence agencies and the army. Individuals belonging to these groups were openly allowed to commit theft, robbery and other crimes.
At least two weeks ago, a woman “Malik Naz” was also killed and her 4-years-old daughter was injured in a robbery by the ‘death squads’ at Dannuk area of Kech. After this, a series of non-stop protests erupted in Balochistan and abroad.
A Baloch armed group, BRA has claimed the responsibility for the killing of “the member of death squad,” ‘Shoib’.
Beebagr Baloch, the spokesperson for the Baloch Republican Army, in a statement released to the media, has said that Shoaib had been active in abduction of Baloch civilians, theft and extortion in the area for the last five years, under state patronage.
He further said; “according to the organization’s investigation, the accused was directly involved in various military operations, including the enforced disappearances of more than ten innocent Baloch civilians, while confiscating the rations of the poor people from the local buses that these goods are being taken to the freedom fighters. His criminal offenses include extortion from businessmen using the name of our organization and burglary.”
Beebagr Baloch expressed regret to Mr.Peer Bakhash, who was wounded in the attack. “We once again appeal to the people to keep distance from the state officials and spies, as we will intensify our attacks on them,” he added.