Monday 14 March 2016

No end to military atrocities in Balochistan: 7 killed, 26 abducted in Dera Bugti operation

Dera Bugti: Sher Mohammad Bugti, central spokesperson of the Baloch Republican Party in a statement said that military operations and state atrocities still continued in Dera Bugti and other parts of Balochistan and being intensified with passage of each day.
Mr Bugti stated that for many days paramilitary troops were preparing for a grand scale operation which started on sunday morning when Pakistani forces sealed off Tehsil Phelawagh and Marrow areas and started shelling on civilian population which resulted in complete destruction of Lal Khan Bugti’s home. Lal Khan Bugti’s aged father, wife and daughter were killed and several other women and children were wounded in the attack.
Mr Bugti said that gunship helicopters and heavy contingents of ground troops took part in the operation and indiscriminately attacked many areas including Pashaini, Kaleri, Takro, Siyatank and many more.
Sher Mohammad Bugti said that there were reports of martyrdom of seven more innocent Baloch civilians but their identity could not be confirmed immediately as the affected areas were still under siege by Paramilitary troops. He said that civilian casualties were feared to rise the siege and attack on the areas continued.
Moreover, local sources informed BRP Media Cell that forces have abducted at least 26 people including women and children during raids in Dera Bugti’s Gandao region. 
The abducted people have been identified as Manzoor Bugti son of Laghri Bugti, Ganja Bugti son of  Lagri Bugti, three women and five children from their family; Wasu Bugti son of Tawakal Bugti with his four women and five children from his family; Umaid Ali Bugti son of Murad Bugti along with two women and three children were among the abductees. Sources said that forces had taken away all the abducted people towards an undisclosed location. Military operation in the areas continued until filling of this report.

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