Security Forces Killed BLF Chief Allah Nazar, CM Quotes Unverified Sources
QUETTA: Chief of the proscribed Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) Dr Allah Nazar Baloch has been killed in an operation by security forces, according to unverified reports, Balochistan Home Minister Safraz Bugti disclosed on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat Quetta, Bugti said, "According to unverified reports Dr Allah Nazar has been killed ... I say unverified because we have not yet received any evidence of his being alive ever since the Frontier Corps conducted a series of operations. There has been no human intelligence, no sign of life."
The separatist leader's killing has been rumored since July 18 this year, when security forces conducted an operation in Balochistan's Awaran district.
Bugti also announced the arrest of seven suspected terrorists in an operation conducted by security forces in Balochistan's Dalbandin region.
Dr Allah Nazar, the leader of the Baloch Liberation Front belonged to a middle-class family from Mashkay in the Awaran district. He is the only leader of the main insurgent groups who is engaged in fighting on the ground in Balochistan.
The BLF has previously claimed responsibility for the murder of 20 labourers in Turbat on April 11.
The group's area of operations stretches largely across Awaran, Panjgur, Washuk, Turbat and Gwadar districts in southern Balochistan.
Following the earthquake in Awaran in late 2013, the Army has made considerable headway in accessing parts of the district that were hitherto ‘no-go areas’ due to risk of insurgent attacks.
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