A militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing of a 35-year-old Baloch grocery shop owner in Turbat.
According to details, Liaquat Dashti, 35, a native of Koochagi who owned a grocery shop in Turbat, was abducted from his shop by the B.L.F. militants on Tuesday morning. His badly tortured body was dumped by the B.L.F. the second day.
"The B.L.F. owned responsibility for the killing," said Mir Akram Dashti, former speaker of the Balochistan assembly, who is a native of the area. Dashti added, "He was accused of selling petroleum to the Frontier Corps soldiers."
The petroleum in Mekran is mostly imported from Iran.
In another incident Nabeel Ahmed Baloch, 24, was watching football Wednesday at a stadium in Mand, a town bordering Iran, when two men wearing face masks arrived on a motorbike on the scene.
One of them sprayed bullets on Nabeel Baloch.
The victim received at least four bullets, one in his neck and three in his chest, his elder brother Naseer Ahmed Baloch said on phone from Mand.
The 24-year-old deceased was earlier a victim of enforced disappearance. He was abducted along with his cousin Waleed Baloch by the Pakistani security forces and their whereabouts were unknown for 21 months. "He had returned home just six months back," Naseer Baloch said.
Another person watching the football game was also injured in his feet. The assailants fired in the air to create terror.
Though no militant outfit has not owned responsibility for this killing, it was apparent that after his freedom by the Pakistani intelligence services, the Baloch militants were suspecting him of turning into an informer and gunned him down.
According to well-informed sources, the Baloch Republican Army of Swiss-based Bal;och exile Brahumdagh Bugti was responsible for killing Nabeel Baloch.The B.R.A. commander in the Mand area is said to be Najeeb Baloch, son of Bahram Baloch.
"It is like hell here," said the victim's brother Naseer Baloch, a civil engineer who works for the Building and Roads department. "There's destruction everywhere like in a civil war. The victims who die do not know why they were killed and the killers do not know why they are killing."
While the B.R.A. is under the command of Brahumdagh Bugti in Geneva, the B.L.F., operating in Mekran and Awaran, is led by Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, a graduate from the Bolan Medical College. The present chief minister of Balochistan, Dr. Malik Baloch, an eye specialist, is also a graduate from the same college. The two were leaders of the Baloch Students Organization more than 15 years apart from each other.
Dr. Malik Baloch is now offering peace negotiations on the pattern of the Irish solution to the militants to avert a Sri Lanka-style crackdown.