A militant outfit, whose main leaders are based in Switzerland, has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack Monday on a train Balochistan that left seven dead and scores of other injured.
“Baloch Republican Army freedom fighters attacked Jaffar Express in Naseerabad on Monday,” the B.R.A. announced on its web site that is being run under the supervision of Brahumdagh Bugti who alon with a handful of his top comrades now live in exile in Switzerland.
“The train was travelling to Quetta from Rawalpindi when it was attacked by our freedom fighters with a remote controlled explosive device near Nothal in Dera Murad Jamali area of Naseerabad,” the B.R.A statement said, adding, “The target of the attack was the compartment carrying the personnel of occupying Pakistani forces. The compartment was completely destroyed in the attack while many troops were killed and several wounded.”
Brahumdagh Bugti is a grandson of former governor and chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.
Unlike Brahumdagh Bugti, who has adopted the path of violence, his other family peers including the present chieftain of the Bugti tribe, Nawab Mir Aali Bugti, and Shahzain Bugti, both of who are leaders of their own factions of the Jamhoori Watan Party, believe in democratic struggle.
Brahumdagh's Bugti’s brother-in-law Mehran Baluch, who meets him in Geneva regularly, speaks at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva from the platform of the United Towns Agency for North-South Dialogue.
The B.R.A. operations from Geneva are directed by Brahumdagh Bugti and his right-hand man Sher Mohammed Bugti, aka Sarbaz Baloch.
Swiss police are likely to take action against Brahumdagh Bugti.
©Mustikhan News Syndicate