Baloch freedom fighters targeted a Pakistan army convoy, between Gandoi and Matt regions in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan, yesterday, killing six army personnel.
Reports says that apart from the six brought dead, Pakistani soldiers were seriously injured. The injured were taken to Rahim Yar Khan city in Punjab.
Meanwhile, Baloch Republican Army (BRA) spokesman Sarbaz Baloch called Pakistani media outlets from an unknown location and took responsibility for the bombing.
The freedom fighter said that they had targeted the convoy with a massive IED blast which killed six troops. He said a vehicle was completely destroyed in the remote-controlled attack.The Baloch leader also vowed to continue their fight for freedom against Pakistan. He added that such attacks would continue to haunt Pakistani forces until the dream of a free and sovereign Baloch state was realised.
In a similar incident on February 17, nine soldiers were killed and 11 were injured in a suicide attack on a Pakistan Army convoy in Quetta, Balochistan province of Pakistan. The incident came just a few days after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. According to a report, the Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) had claimed responsibility for the attack between Turbat and Panjgur, on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.
The attack had occurred hours before Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Pakistan. The Saudi Prince reached Islamabad on Sunday on a two-day visit.