2019 Balochistan attack

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Template:Pp-move Template:Recent event Template:Infobox civilian attack From 16 to 17 February 2019, two attacks took place against Frontier Corps in Balochistan. The first attack took place on 16 February 2019, an unknown armed men killed two personnel of the Frontier Corps in Loralai.[1] The second attack took place on 17 February 2019 where four more personnel of the Frontier Corps were killed in the Gardab area of Panjgur district.[2] No group claimed responsibility for the first attack. Nasir Shah, a police officer from Balochistan, claimed that the first attack appears to be a target killing.[3] However, for the second attack which took place in Panjgur district, Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS), an alliance of three militant organizations, the Baloch Liberation Army, Balochistan Liberation Front and Baloch Republican Guard claimed responsibility for the attack.[4][5] Militants claims that around nine military personnel were killed and eleven personnel were injured in the attack.[6] However, the Government sources maintains that four individuals were killed in Panjgur while other two were killed in Loralai.[7][8][9]

These attacks were preceded by the 2019 Loralai attack in which eight policemen and a civilian were killed by gunmen and suicide bombers affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan on 29 January 2019.[10]

Reaction

Jamal Kamal Khan, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, condemned the attack and referred it as a conspiracy against region's development.[2]

References

  1. "Four more FC troops martyred near Panjgur". February 18, 2019. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1912827/1-four-fc-troops-martyred-near-panjgur/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "بلوچستان: دہشتگرد حملے میں 4 سکیورٹی اہلکار شہید" (in ur). Nawa-i-Waqt. February 18, 2019. https://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/18-Feb-2019/985786. 
  3. "Two FC personnel martyred, civilian passerby wounded in Balochistan 'targeted killing'". February 16, 2019. https://www.dawn.com/news/1464211. 
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named news18.com
  5. "Attack on Pakistan Army: 9 killed, 11 injured in suicide bombing near Balochistan ahead of Saudi Prince's visit" (in English). NewsX. 17 February 2019. https://www.newsx.com/world/attack-on-pakistan-army-9-killed-11-injured-in-suicide-bombing-near-balochistan-ahead-of-saudi-princes-visit. 
  6. "Nine Killed, 11 Injured in Suicide Attack on Pakistan Army Convoy: Report" (in English). Penske Media Corporation. 17 February 2019. https://www.india.com/news/world/nine-killed-11-injured-in-suicide-attack-on-pakistan-army-convoy-reports-3578379/. 
  7. "4 security personnel killed in terrorist attack in SW Pakistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn". http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/18/c_137831127.htm. 
  8. Shahid, Saleem (18 February 2019). "Four FC men martyred in Panjgur attack" (in English). Dawn. https://www.dawn.com/news/1464495/four-fc-men-martyred-in-panjgur-attack. 
  9. "Four Pakistan soldiers killed in Balochistan attack: Report" (in English). The Times of India. 18 February 2019. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/four-pakistan-soldiers-killed-in-baloch-attack-report/articleshow/68041697.cms. Retrieved 18 February 2019. 
  10. "Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai". tribune.com.pk. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1899305/1-least-five-injured-loralai-terrorist-attack/.