Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan

30th Jun 2015
Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan
[Map of Balochistan in red, part of Pakistan. Wikimedia]
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, (AA): More than 20 separatists were killed in bloody clashes between two rival groups in Pakistan’s violence-plagued Baluchistan province on Monday, police said.

Fighting between the Baluchistan Liberation Army and the United Baluch Army in remote Kohlu district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) from provincial capital Quetta, saw rockets and heavy weapons used, Frontier Constabulary spokesman Khan Waseh told Anadolu Agency.

The two separatist groups are led by rival brothers Harbayar and Zawran Marri, who reportedly fell out following the death of their father Ghous Bux Marri, head of the powerful Marri tribe, last year.

Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugto said security forces would move in to end the fighting on Tuesday morning.

Mineral-rich Baluchistan has been beset by an armed separatist struggle for decades. The separatists claim the province was forcibly incorporated into Pakistan at the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

 

Leave a Comment

What is 13 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets