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BLA commander among 6 killed in Balochistan

19 January, 2013

QUETTA: Violence continued in Balochistan as six people, including a Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) commander, were killed in different incidents on Friday.

The Frontier Corps (FC) killed BLA commander Rashid Shahwani and his companion Shahjahan during a targeted operation against militants in Mastung. According to a statement issued by FC, Rashid Shahwani was involved in various incidents of target killings. FC personnel also recovered a large number of weapons and explosive material during the operation.

Four persons, including a child, were also shot dead in Mastung and Kharan.

Unidentified people shot dead the director of a private school, Ikram Mengal, along with his son as they came out of their house in Kharan. FC and police also apprehended 10 suspects during a search operation in Sariab area of Quetta. Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, meanwhile, said that a targeted operation has been initiated in parts of the province to maintain peace and bring the culprits to the book.

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