lONG LIVE PAKISTAN
lONG LIVE PAKISTAN
Actually in India, maoist are not as succesful because they have several factions within them.
Just like one group kidnaps italian persons while another kidnaps an MLA. (shows no purpose or policy directions, just random kidnapping to earn some money)
Another two shot dead in Balochistan
QUETTA – Another two people were shot dead in different cities of Balochistan on Sunday.
Unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on a truck carrying marbles in Suraab area of Kalat district, some 160 KM southeast of Quetta. As a result, truck driver Abdul Shakoor received multiple bullets wounds and succumbed to his injuries. The assailants fled the scene after committing the crime.
On getting information, police rushed to the site and removed the body to nearby state-run hospital for autopsy.
“The truck was heading towards Karachi from Chagai loaded with marbles when armed men attacked it with sophisticated weapons,” a police official said, adding the deceased belonged to Dalbandin and his body had been dispatched to his native town.
In another firing incident, a person was killed in Machh area, some 60 KM away from Quetta. Unidentified assailants shot dead Noorullah and managed to escape from the scene.
After the incident, local administration shifted the body to hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Blast hits police van; no casualty
PESHWAR - Unknown miscreants on Sunday targeted a police van by a remote controlled bomb, however no causality or other loss was reported.
According to details, unidentified militants targeted a police van parked near Arbab Talo check post in Matani area of Peshawar.
However, the police van remained safe and no human or property loss was reported due the blast.
The security forces cordoned off the area after the blast and started search operation but no arrest has been made. Meanwhile security of the area was also beefed up after the incident
3 Bhittani tribesmen abducted from Tank area
TANK - Unidentified armed persons kidnapped three persons belonging to Bhittani tribe including son of a former peace committee member, police sources said on Sunday.
According to Cantonment Police Station, 14 to 15 people armed with latest weapons attacked the house of Ghulam Ali, resident of Kiri Saidal, a village about seven kilomtres away from Tank. The police while quoting an FIR by Abdul Ghanni, son of Ghulam Ali, said over a dozen armed persons who were wearing masks attacked the house in the early hours of Sunday, adding that the inmates retaliated to them. The crossfire left Abdul Ghanni injured, police added. The armed persons after storming through the main entrance of house started plundering. They took away his elder brother Mukhtar on gunpoint.
According to police, Abdul Ghanni was injured in the firing and was admitted to the THQ hospital Tank.
It is worth mentioning that Ghulam Ali has been an active member of the then pro-government Turkistan militant group, which played a considerable role in eliminating the Taliban influence. The night of attack he was not present.
These days the Turkistan as well as Qari Zainuddin militant groups, which have been wrapped up a year ago are facing tough time.
Meanwhile it is immediately after the incident, the said armed people according to local sources captured Gul Muhammad and another Abdul Wahab on gun point when they were watering their fields in Naimat Khel, village close to Saidal Kiri. However, police said they did not know about this incident. They started investigation into the first incident.
Eight killed in Balochistan target killings
QUETTA: In a fresh wave of target killings in the provincial capital, eight persons, including a woman, were shot dead in four different incidents of violence in the provincial capital Quetta and Kohlu district on Saturday.
Police said that Qari Abdul Basit was shot dead at Balochi Street when unknown armed men attacked him near his home. The ill-fated religious leader was heading to lead the Zuhr prayers at a nearby mosque when he was attacked. The victim sustained multiple bullet injuries and was shifted to civil hospital for medical treatment. But Qari Abdul Basit succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital.
The attackers, however, fled from the scene leaving Qari Basit in a pool of blood. Police believed that this is target-killing incident and further investigations are in progress.
The incident created tension in the provincial capital and a large number of people thronged the Civil Hospital and later protested against the killing. They demanded the immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.
In another incident of target killing, unknown armed men attacked a pick-up when it approached them at the Saryab road on Saturday evening. The attackers sprayed bullets with lethal automatic weapons and killed two persons — Gul Muhammad and Adam Khan — instantly. The ill-fated persons were traveling in the pick-up, police said. The armed men fled from the scene.
In two separate incidents of firing two persons, including a woman, were killed at Kashmirabad and Killi Deba. Police could not arrest any of the attackers and claimed that they are investigating the incidents.
APP adds: At least three people, including a tribal leader, have been killed and six others, among them five women, injured in an attack in Kohlu district on Saturday.
Levies Force sources said that unknown gunmen riding bikes opened fire at a vehicle owned by a local tribal leader Muhammad Nawaz in the Pir Master Tawakli area of Kohlu district. Resultantly, three persons, including Muhammad Nawaz, Bahadar Shah and Lal Khan, were killed on the site and six others, including Taj Bibi, Jan Bibi, Shari Bibi, Darbi Bib, Murad Bibi and a man Rab Nawaz, were wounded.
The assailants managed to escape from the scene. The injured were shifted to hospital. Law enforcement personnel rushed to the site and cordoned off the entire area to trace the suspects. A further probe was in progress.
Eight killed in Balochistan target killings - PakTribune
Three, including FC man, killed in Balochistan
QUETTA: Three people, including a woman and an official of the Frontier Corps (FC), were killed in separate incidents of firing and landmine explosion in different towns of Balochistan on Monday.
According to a police official, Nazir Hussain alias Ejaz and Ali Asghar were sitting at their shop near Pudgilli Chowk on Sabzal Road when assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on them. Resultantly, Ejaz died on the spot while Asghar received critical wounds. The assailants managed to escape from the place. The body and injured were shifted to Bolan Medical Complex where the condition of the injured was stated to be critical. “The victims were shot in head and chest. The injured is in very critical condition and was referred to Combined Military Hospital (CMH),” doctors said.
A local police official said the victims belonged to Hazara community and it could be an incident of sectarian targeted killing. “Police are investigating the incident from different angles. They were ethnic Hazara thus there is possibility of sectarian target killing,” a senior official said. However, no group has claimed responsibility for the killings.
After completing legal formalities, police handed over the body to heirs and registered a case against unidentified people.
Meanwhile, Frontier Corps (FC) official identified as Gul Zaman was killed in a landmine explosion in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti.
Security sources said the victim stepped on a landmine that exploded with a big bang killing him instantly. The body was taken to nearby hospital for an autopsy.
In another incident, a man identified as Chamsa Khan allegedly strangled his wife in Bakhtyarabad area near Sibi district. The accused fled from the scene after committing the crime. “The accused was mentally ill and police have mounted a search for his arrest,” an official in Bakhtyarabad told this scribe. A case was registered against the accused.
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Blast near politician’s house injures three in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: A bomb blast near the residence of Malik Nadeem of Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao on Tuesday injured three people in Peshawar, DawnNews reported.
According to initial reports, the blast took place on Dilazak Road in Faisal Colony.
Security and rescue officials reached the site and cordoned off the area immediately after the incident.
The unknown miscreants planted explosive material near the hujra of the PPP-S local leader and later detonated it with a remote control device. The blast injured three persons and partially damaged the boundary wall of the hujra.
The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger.
While the Maoists are present in Odisha, specifically in Keonjhar and in Malkangiri, they are largely Andhra-based leaders. This has been a cause of resentment to the Odisha cadres. It was one of them who ordered the two Italians to be kidnapped, partly for publicity, and partly for a set of demands, including the wife of the dalam leader. The Andhra faction then kidnapped a popular tribal leader and elected member, to the consternation of the Odisha faction, which foresaw a backlash due to the popularity of the kidnapped politician. They were forced to release one of the Italians to lessen the negative impact.
Two members of Hazara community injured in Dasht
QUETTA: Two people belonging to the Hazara community were injured while their three companions escaped unhurt when the car they were riding was attacked by a group of armed men near Dasht area in Mastung district on Wednesday.
According to an official of the Balochistan Levies, the five were travelling to Quetta from Mach town in a car when a group of armed men opened fire at them near Tera Mill area in Dasht. As a result of the attack, Jawad Ahmed and Khadem Hussain sustained bullet wounds while three others in the car escaped unhurt. The attackers managed to make good their escape after committing the crime.
Assistant Commissioner Dasht, Nasir Ahmed Jattak and Naib Tehsildar Mohammad Ramzan along with personnel of the Balochistan Levies reached the spot and cordoned off the area.
The injured were taken to Provincial Sandeman Hospital Quetta for treatment.
However, officials were unsure whether the attack was a sectarian attack or related to something else. “It could be an incident of sectarian targeted killing. However, a manhunt has been mounted in the area for the culprits,” an official told reporters.
The injured were later referred to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) because of security concerns.
It is pertinent to mention that as many as 26 pilgrims belonging to Hazara community were forced off a passenger bus,lined up before being shot in the dead. Similarly, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Quetta as part of a targeted attack. Both belonged to the Hazara community.
Law enforcing agencies have beefed up security on national highways and in Quetta after the attacks on Hazara community surged over the past year.
Gas pipeline blown up in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Unknown men blew up a gas pipeline on Ring Road within the jurisdiction of the Bana Marhi police station in Peshawar on Wednesday morning.
Police said that the main supply line of natural gas which connects Hyatabad to the city was blown up by unknown terrorists.
“A low intensity bomb had been attached to the line which exploded, creating a hole in the pipeline,” said local SHO Bashirdad while talking to The Express Tribune.
He added that the device was of at least one kilogram intensity and the main purpose of the blast was to create panic.
The SHO said that there was no loss of life in the explosion
Six killed, seven injured in Balochistan firing incidents
QUETTA: Five people lost their lives in two separate incidents of firing by some unknown armed men, early morning on Thursday, DawnNews reported.
The first attack took place in Kali Mubarak area near Spini road, Quetta, where four people including a women were killed and six people were injured, when some unknown armed men opened fire.
The second attack took place in Mastung, where the vehicle of an NGO came under fire by unknown armed men, killing two people and injuring another.
The Hazara Democratic Party has condemned the attacked and announced a ‘shutter down’ strike call for Friday, 30th March.
Quetta, Mastung firing incidents leave eight dead
Quetta, Mastung firing incidents leave eight dead | Provinces | DAWN.COM
QUETTA: Eight people lost their lives in separate incidents of firing by unidentified armed men in Balochistan province on Thursday, DawnNews reported.
The first attack took place in Kali Mubarak area near Spini road, Quetta, where five people including a woman were killed and six people were injured, when some unknown armed men opened fire.
According to police sources, a Suzuki pick up was on its way to the city, from Hazara town when it was ambushed by armed gunmen on Spini Road near Kali Mubarak. The indiscriminate firing killed two on the spot, while three of the injured lost their lives on their way to the Combined Military Hospital. The condition of three other injured was also believed to be critical.
The victims belonged to the minority Shia Hazara ethnicity.
The Hazara Democratic Party condemned the attack and announced a ‘shutter down’ strike call for Friday, 30th March.
There were angry demonstrations after the killings of the Shias, in what police described as the latest sectarian attack in the volatile southwest province.
The second attack took place in Mastung district of Balochistan, where the vehicle of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization came under attack.
The gunmen opened fire on the UN staff as they were riding in a car through Mastung district, killing two people, said police officer Rustam Khan.
“A driver and a staff member of FAO were killed and another staffer wounded after gunmen fired at their vehicle,” police official Shakir Ullah told AFP.
It was not immediately clear why they were targeted and so far no one has claimed responsibility, he said.
The two killed included a member of the group’s project staff and a hired driver, said a UN official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Another staff member was wounded, he said.
The injured was shifted to Civil Hospital Mastung and was said to be in critical condition.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The atmosphere in the province turned tense and some enraged protestors resorted to tyre burning and destruction of public property in many areas. A motor-cycle was torched outside the PMC and business centres and market shut down after the attack.
In another incident, a policeman was shot dead by Shia protesters in the Hazara Town neighbourhood of Quetta, where police tried to break up a road block erected by a mob, local police station chief Ameer Mohammad Dasti told AFP.
“Some protesters fired in the air in anger and one of the bullets wounded a policeman, who was taken to hospital but died,” Dasti said.
Dozens of other Shia muslims also demonstrated in Quetta’s main Meezan Chowk square and outside the provincial police chief’s office, witnesses said.
Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti
QUETTA: A gas pipeline was blown up in Dera Bugti on Sunday, suspending the gas supply to Pirkoh Gas field from different wells.
According to sources, unknown persons attached an explosive device to the gas pipeline near Pirkoh Gas field, that went off resulting in a huge explosion. The gas supply from three wells to Pirkoh gas field was suspended due to the blast.
“A 16-inch diameter pipeline was blown up and its repair work has started,” an official from Dera Bugti confirmed.
A heavy contingent of security forces reached the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area.
The banned Baloch Republican Army (BRA), in past, has often claimed responsibility for targeting gas pipelines in Dera Bugti. However, there have been no such claims for this latest attack so far.
Security forces have started investigations into the incident.
According to official sources, gas pipelines have been attacked 67 times during the past three months.
Blast in Khyber market area kills one
QUETTA: One man lost his life on Monday as a bomb exploded in a commercial area of Khyber agency on Monday, DawnNews reported.
The blast occurred at a taxi stand of Khyber region’s Sadda Market area, wounding 13 people while one was killed on the spot.
The injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital.
According to hospital officials, some of the injured were in critical condition.
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