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India-Pakistan
11 suspects arrested, major terror bid foiled in several operations across Balochistan
2017-12-04
[DAWN] At least 11 suspected forces of Evil were locked away
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and a major terror bid foiled in several operations carried out by security and law enforcement personnel in different parts of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
on Sunday.

Security officials said 11 suspected forces of Evil belonging to a proscribed organization were arrested in different parts of Balochistan.

In another operation, four improvised bombs were recovered from the the province's Killa Saifullah area, security officials said. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bombs, the officials added.

In the Kohlu district, Levies' personnel foiled a major terror plot after they carried out an operation against suspected forces of Evil in the area, an official said.

The operation was carried out at a suspected terrorist hideout late last night after Levies officials received a tip-off from intelligence agencies, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kohlu Agha Nadeem Akhtar said in a presser held in the morning.

Though no arrests were reported, Akhtar claimed that officials had recovered a sizeable cache of weapons, including 181 shells of RPG-7 rockets, 172 RPG fuse and 80 RDS.

Akhtar added that the action was carried out under Pakistain Army's ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, which was launched in February in the aftermath of a resurgence of terror attacks in the country.

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India-Pakistan
Former minister Gazeen Marri detained in Quetta jail under MPO
2017-09-30
[DAWN] After an Anti-terrorism court in Sibi granted bail to Nawabzada Gazeen Marri, the son of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri in a 2004 murder case on Friday, Quetta district administration detained him under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order.

According to a blurb issued by the Quetta deputy commissioner, Marri was shifted to district jail Quetta amid tight security under the MPO.

Section 3 of the MPO states: "The government, if satisfied that with a view to preventing any person from acting in any manner prejudicial to public safety or the maintenance of public order, may by an order in writing direct his arrest and detention."

Earlier today, ATC judge Muhammad Rafiq Langove granted bail to the former home minister in connection with a murder case registered against Marri in 2004 at the Manjara levies station Kohlu, and asked him to submit surety bonds worth Rs0.4 million.

A landmine blast in Kohlu's Mavand tehsil in June 2004 had killed civilians. Subsequently, the Levies had registered murder and terrorism cases against Gazeen Marri.
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India-Pakistan
12 Baloch Republican Army militants surrender to security forces
2017-08-31
[DAWN] Twelve members of the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) surrendered to security forces in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
on Wednesday, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the statement, the holy warriors relinquished their weapons and ammunition to security forces in Balochistan's Noshki area after "an intelligence effort", the army said.

The statement added that among the holy warriors who surrendered were two "mid-tier" holy warriors identified as Wali Khan, a resident of District Kohlu and Karghani, a resident of Sui.

Separately, 39 suspects, including eight Afghans, were apprehended in intelligence-based operations (IBO) conducted jointly by the Pakistain Rangers, Punjab
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2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
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Police and intelligence agencies in Lahore, Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
and Islamabad, the ISPR statement said.

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India-Pakistan
ISPR says 4 suspects killed during security operations in Kohlu, Dera Bugti
2017-08-07
[DAWN] At least four suspected forces of Evil were reportedly killed on Sunday during an intelligence based operation carried out by Frontier Corps
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, Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, on suspected terrorist camps in Kohlu and Dera Bugti areas.

According to a statement issued by the military's media wing from Rawalpindi, one FC soldier sustained minor injuries during the exchange of fire with the suspects.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed that the killed suspects were allegedly involved in extortion, kidnapping for ransom, attacks on security forces and other sabotage activities.

During the operation, terrorist camps were dismantled, while improvised bombs and communication equipment were also recovered, ISPR reported.
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India-Pakistan
Security forces stop terror attack in Balochistan
2017-03-19
Security forces on Saturday foiled a terror bid by seizing a significant quantity of arms and explosives in Balochistan’s Kohlu district.

“The Frontier Corps (FC) and personnel of a intelligence agency conducted a raid and recovered 28 kilograms of explosives, six rockets and other weapons,” said a security official.

The official added that the compound which was raided belonged to “miscreants of an outlawed militant organisation”.

No arrest was made during the raid.

In a separate incident, FC forces and personnel of an intelligence agency arrested four suspected militants during a raid in Quetta’s Smungli area.

Security forces claimed to have recovered five SMGs, three rockets and other weapons from their possession.
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India-Pakistan
13 ‘militants’ killed in Kohlu, Kech
2016-03-23
[DAWN] QUETTA: At least 13 suspected Lions of Islam of a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
, including two ‘commanders’, were killed in festivities with security forces in Kohlu and Kech districts on Monday.

Official sources said that personnel of Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
and intelligence agencies were conducting a search operation on information about presence of Lions of Islam in mountainous area of Nasau in Kohlu district when Lions of Islam started firing on them.

FC and intelligence personnel returned fire and ensuing gunbattle continued for several hours, resulting in the death of 12 Lions of Islam of the banned Baloch Liberation Army.

"Yes, 12 Lions of Islam of BLA were killed in gunbattle," FC front man Khan Wasey said, adding that commanders Jamir Khan and Baloch Khan were among the dead. "Forces were continuing the operation against remaining Lions of Islam in the area," he said.

Arms and ammunitions were found in the myrmidons’ hideouts.

In another operation carried out by security forces in Tump area of Kech district, one myrmidon was killed in an exchange of fire and four suspected Lions of Islam were tossed in the slammer
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," Khan Wasey said. The suspects are being interrogated.

There are also reports about a search operation under way in different areas of Bolan district, a security bigshot told Dawn.
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India-Pakistan
Two key commanders among 12 militants killed by FC
2016-03-22
QUETTA: Frontier Corps personnel claimed to have killed at least 12 suspected militants, including two key commanders, in Balochistan's Kohlu district on Monday.

The miscreants in Kohli's Nasau area were killed in exchange of fire during a security forces' operation in the area, and a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession, spokesman Frontier Corps Khan Wasey said.

The miscreants were involved in attacks on security forces and vital national installations in the area, he added.

The miscreant commanders were identified as Jamir and Baloch Khan, Wasey said, adding that the dead miscreants belonged to a banned militant organisation operating in the area.

"Exchange of fire is still underway", Wasey said.

Security forces have intensified their actions in Balochistan after the announcement of National Action Plan to combat terrorism in the country.
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India-Pakistan
4 suspected militants killed in clash with FC
2016-03-05
[DAWN] QUETTA: Four suspected Death Eaters were killed and two others injured during a search operation conducted by security forces in Kahan area of Kohlu district on Thursday.

Three suspects were picked up from Dera Bugti and 12kg of kaboom and wire were seized from them.

Personnel of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
(FC) and an intelligence agency carried out the search operation on information about the presence of Death Eaters in Kahan area, official sources said, adding that a heavy exchange of fire took place in which four Death Eaters were killed.

The FC front man said the dear departed belonged to a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
and five hideouts were busted.

Besides kaboom, an improvised bomb and weapons were recovered.

The front man said the Death Eaters were involved in attacks on security forces, assassination'>assassinations and other subversion activities.
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India-Pakistan
7 suspected militants including BRA commander killed in Balochistan, says FC
2016-03-03
[DAWN] QUETTA: The security forces in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
claimed to have killed seven suspected Lions of Islam during operations carried out in Kech and Kohlu districts of the province on Wednesday.

Four suspected Lions of Islam were killed during an exchange of fire in Kohlu district in the evening, while there suspects, including a key commander of the outlawed Baloch Republican Army (BRA), were killed in Kech district earlier in the day.

The front man for Frontier Constabulary, Khan Wasey, said the miscreants killed in Kohlu district belonged to an outlawed murderous Moslem organization operating in the area. Two suspects were maimed during exchange of fire.

He said five sanctuaries were also demolished during the search operation in the aftermath of the killings. A cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of suspected murderous Moslems, said Wasey.

Earlier, the security forces acted on a tip-off regarding the presence of Lions of Islam in Dasht area of district Kech and killed three miscreants belonging to the BRA.

Wasey said a key murderous Moslem commander of the banned outfit was also among the dead and added that security forces had also recovered weapons from their possession.

The front man further said the Lions of Islam were involved in killings of labourers working at Shadi Kor Dam.
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India-Pakistan
28 militants including four commanders surrender in Balochistan
2015-11-12
QUETTA: Four commanders along with 24 other militants laid down their arms and surrendered to authorities on Wednesday.

The militants laid down their weapons at a function held by provincial minister Nawab Changaiz Marri.

“We appreciate that the militants have surrendered and have announced their decision to join peaceful lives,” said Marri on the occasion.

The militants who surrendered today belonged to various militant organisations and were active in Kohlu and other areas of Balochistan.

“Those targeting innocent people cannot be referred to as ‘angry Baloch’, they should be called terrorists,” remarked Marri.

"I stand for peace and development of the country,” he added.

Tribal elders from various clans of Marri tribe were also present at the occasion.

The government also announced amnesty for the militants adopting peaceful lives and they will be integrated in Balochistan.

Pakistan's largest province — which borders Iran and Afghanistan — is riven by sectarian strife and Islamist violence.

Its roughly seven million inhabitants have long complained they do not receive a fair share of its gas and mineral wealth.

Baloch separatists demanding more autonomy and control over gas and mineral resources have frequently targeted security forces and police for years.
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India-Pakistan
Three militants killed in gunbattle
2015-10-26
[Dawn] QUETTA: Three suspected bully boys, including a local leader of a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
, were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Washuk district of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
on Sunday.

Seven suspected murderous Moslems were incarcerated
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in Washuk and Kohlu districts.

A front man for the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
said that FC and intelligence personnel had raided two places in Basima and Balochabad areas of Washuk on information about the presence of murderous Moslems there. The suspects opened fire on the FC personnel who returned fire.

The heavy exchange of fire resulted in the killing of the three bully boys, the front man said, adding that four murderous Moslems were arrested and arms and ammunition recovered from their possession.

"The dead murderous Moslems included a local leader of a banned organization," the front man claimed.

He said the FC personnel also arrested three outlaws during a raid in Fazal Chal area of Kohlu district.
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India-Pakistan
17 suspects arrested in raids near Quetta
2015-09-25
[DAWN] Seventeen people, among them three suspected Death Eaters involved in kabooms and other acts of subversion, were locked away
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in a search operation conducted by security forces in different areas here on Wednesday.

A front man for the paramilitary Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
said that police and FC personnel conducted raids in Kharotabad and nearby areas on the outskirts of the quiet provincial capital and rounded up 14 suspects.

"The FC handed over 14 suspected persons to police for interrogation," the front man said.

He said security forces arrested a suspected Death Eater for his involvement in the cycle of violence kaboom that occurred in Lehri bazaar last month.

Two other Death Eaters were picked up from Kohlu and Mach areas for their suspected involvement in acts of subversion, he said.

Investigation against the suspects was under way, the front man said.
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