Armed assailants have targeted Pakistani paramilitary force, Frontier Corps’(FC) headquarters in Noshki and Panjgur districts of Balochistan, on Wednesday evening.
According to reports, very loud explosions followed by heavy gunfires were heard in Noshki, 160km away from capital, the Quetta city of Balochistan. The blasts and heavy firing still continues after 3 to 4 hours, near FC headquarters in both the districts, which are 460 kilometers apart from each other.
The blasts also shattered the windows of nearby buildings, while the local sources said the first blast occurred at the main gate of the FC camp in Noshki, near the Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Explosions and firing continue till the last reports while helicopters have reached Noshki but they are facing difficulty in landing at the camp.
Meanwhile, loud explosions were also heard in Panjgur district of Balochistan. According to local sources, the intensity of the blasts shaken the whole area. The blast was heard from inside Pakistani forces’ headquarters in Panjgur, sources said.
According to Deputy Commissioner Noshki, firing continues in Noshki between armed men and security forces.
A Pakistani journalist, Mubashir Zaidi said in a tweet: Attacks on FC headquarters in #Noshki and FC camp in #Panjgur #Balochistan confirms FC spokesperson. Firing still going on. Casualties feared.
According to a statement by FC spokesperson; armed men attacked the FC headquarters in Noshki and Panjgur while firing and explosions continued. The spokesman also confirmed the FC casualties.
On the other hand, local sources from Panjgur have confirmed that firing and explosions are underway at Panjgur headquarters.
According to sources, armed men have managed to capture a compound of FC camp while flames of fire are visible inside the camp.
The Balochistan Post has received photos of the buildings near by the military headquarter in Noshki, which the massive blasts have damaged.
Heavy firing and blasts can be heard in a video made from the Noshki’s main market area.
In a short statement on Twitter and its channel on Telegram, the Baloch Liberation Army has claimed credit for both Noshki and Panjgur attacks. BLA says its Majeed Brigade is behind both attacks.
BLA is an armed group, fighting for the “independence” of Balochistan from Pakistan. It has carried out massive attacks on Pakistani forces and Chinese engineers in the past.