Choques entre dois grupos separatistas no Paquistão deixa 26 mortos

Islamabad, 30 jun (EFE).- Pelo menos 26 supostos insurgentes morreram durante um choque entre dois grupos separatistas rivais na província de Baluchistão, no oeste do Paquistão, informou nesta terça-feira à Agência Efe uma fonte policial.

O choque entre o Exército de Libertação Baluchi (BLA, sigla em inglês) e o Exército Unido Baluchi (UBA) aconteceu ontem à noite na fronteira que limita os distritos de Dera Bugti e Kohlu, afirmou um oficial da polícia regional, Saadullah Khan Khetran.

O agente explicou que o UBA é uma cisão do BLA e os dois grupos armados estão liderados pelos irmãos Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri e Nawabzada Zamran Marri, que se enfrentam desde a morte de seu pai Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri em junho de 2014.

O Baluchistão é uma província fronteiriça com o Afeganistão e o Irã, a mais extensa e menos povoada do Paquistão, que é palco habitual de ataques de grupos separatistas, milícias islamitas e redes mafiosas que operam em todo o país.

Estas milícias recorrem a atentados contra instituições públicas, forças de Segurança e pontos de interesse econômico em uma província com importantes recursos minerais, assim como a assassinatos seletivos de trabalhadores de etnias distintas à baluchi, consideradas “invasoras”. EFE

22 militants killed in Pakistan

KARACHI: At least 22 militants have been killed in an armed clash between two separatist groups in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.
The armed clash took place late last night in Kohlu and Dera Bugti districts, a government official said.
“We have received information about an armed clash but the exact number of casualties is not yet known but we have been told at least 22 insurgents have…

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22 militants killed in #Pakistan

22 militants killed in #Pakistan

At least 22 militants have been killed in an armed clash between two separatist groups in Pakistan’s restive Balochistanprovince. The armed clash took place late last night in Kohlu and Dera Bugti districts, a government official said. “We have received information about an armed clash but the exact number of casualties is not yet known but we have been told at least 22 insurgents have been…

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• 20+ people have been killed in armed clashes between two separatist groups in #Pakistan’s southwestern #Balochistan province, local media reported on Tuesday. The clashes occurred at the border of Kohlu and Dera Bugti districts on Monday in which heavy weapons have been used in ongoing fighting. Balochistan province is a center of an ongoing conflict between local nationalists and the #Pakistani government. Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts are the most troubled areas of the province, since #separatist groups often carry out attacks on local government facilities, as well as on representatives of the security forces. #TheWarBlogNewsUpdatePakistan

20 militants killed in clash between two banned outfits

20 militants killed in clash between two banned outfits

According to details, at least 20 militants were killed in fighting between two banned organizations in the border area between Dera Bugti and Kohlu in Balochistan province on Monday night.

Sources said that small weapons and mortar shells were used by militants of banned outfits during the clash.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti while talking to media informed that those who…

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Mueren 20 milicianos en un enfrentamiento entre dos grupos separatistas en Baluchistán


Al menos 20 milicianos han muerto este lunes en un enfrentamiento entre dos grupos separatistas en las localidades paquistaníes de Kohlu y Dera Bugti, ambas ubicadas en la provincia de Baluchistán (oeste).

Según las informaciones facilitadas por el diario paquistaní ‘Dawn’, los grupos han utilizado armamento pesado en los combates, registrados en una zona situada entre ambas localidades.

Fuentes de seguridad han apuntado que los milicianos pertenecen a dos grupos separatistas baluches y han agregado que los enfrentamientos se han saldado con numerosos heridos, si bien no hay un balance oficial por el momento.

Dera Bugti y Kohlu son consideradas como dos de las ciudades más sensibles de la provincia y han sido escenario de numerosos ataques por parte de grupos separatistas contra las fuerzas de seguridad y proyectos de infraestructura.

Exiled Baloch leader seeks access for rights groups in Balochistan

Geneva, June 27 (ANI): To make the world aware about the worsening human rights situation in Balochistan, Brahamdagh Bugti, the chief of Baloch Republican Party has demanded that human rights organizations and the media get access to the region for a ground reality check.
The exiled Baloch leader was speaking at an interaction event in Geneva, where a short film about the history and present situation in Balochistan was also screened.
“Whatever is happening in Balochistan for the last 10 years, nothing has been done so far to stop Pakistan from doing these atrocities there so we want these (human rights) organizations to go there, make their reports and highlight the situation by their self through their organizations in international forums”, said Brahamdagh, the grandson of the slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.
Pakistan has restricted the access of human rights groups and journalists to Balochistan, a resource rich province, where Baloch leaders claim gross human rights violations by the army and Pakistan’s spy agencies, the ISI and MI.
Brahmadagh said that not much will change with the human rights groups’ involvement, but it will get the reality out.
“Making these reports may not change anything. Of course, they can change the views, policies of international community, especially the western countries, including the United States to change their policies in giving billions of dollars aid to Pakistan,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kathryn Porter, president of the Washington-based Leadership Council for Human Rights said Balochistan has turned out to be one of the most dangerous places to visit for human rights activists.
“I traveled to 147 countries to just every war zone you can imagine. When I announced that I was going to go visit Balochistan, people from my government said you never come back”, Porter stressed while addressing the event.
“We demand that human rights groups go and see what’s going on, the NGOs go and members of the Congress to go and visit to see what’s really being done to the US tax dollars,” she added.
For decades, the people of Balochistan are fighting for independence from Pakistan, which the army has vowed to crush. If there are many Baloch groups engaged in arms struggle, the BRP wants to fight politically.
Though Pakistan does not allow any political activity in Balochistan, Brahamdagh said they are active in Europe with the support of the large Baloch diaspora and exiled political activists.
“We believe to solve the problem in a political and peaceful ways which is very hard for the time being to do any political activity in Pakistan. We are organizing the awareness events in Europe. There are many who are doing the struggle militarily. I do not condemn it and also do not support,” he said.
According to the human rights groups, a large number of political activists, students and intellectuals are victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, allegedly by the army and spy agencies.
The violations of human rights in the province continue unabated as people continue to fight for complete independence from Pakistan. (ANI)

Baloch separatist leader opposes China-Pakistan economic corridor

Geneva, June 25 (ANI): Exiled Baloch leader and chief of Baloch Republican Party Brahamdagh Bugti has opposed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the 3000 km project launched in April this year during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Islamabad.
The corridor development project from Gwadar port in Pakistan’s Balochistan province to Xinjiang province of China will be linked by rail, road, pipeline and air services. Bugti blames Pakistan for allowing China to invest in an occupied territory.
“Our party (BRP) has made it clear that we are against any such investment in Balochistan which is done for their own benefit. China is a big superpower but that does not mean that you loot others’ resources,” he said.
Bugti and his party leaders from Europe protested outside the Palais des Nations in Geneva against the forceful occupation, human rights violations and exploitation of resources in Balochistan.
They condemned the actions of the Pakistani army and shouted slogans demanding freedom for Balochistan.
“We are holding this protest to raise the issue of human rights violations being carried out by Pakistan’s ISI and Army in Balochistan,” he said.
Bugti claims that Baloch people continue to be targeted by Pakistan’s spy agency, the ISI and the Army. Thousands of Baloch political activists, students and intellectuals are missing and many of the missing found dead with their mutilated bodies showing signs of torture.
He urged the US to stop funding of Pakistan’s war on terror as the money is being used against the Baloch people.
“Many western countries, including the United States who have been giving billions of dollars as aid to Pakistan, we request them to stop providing aid or let Pakistan be accountable about its use. We are urging the international community to stop aiding Pakistan in the name of war against terrorism and intervene in Balochistan to stop human rights violations,” added Bugti.
The Baloch protest was also joined by Kathryn Porter, president of the Washington-based Leadership Council for Human Rights. She has worked in Pakistan as a human rights activist.
“The abuses continued, escalated on a daily basis and the world looks away. It’s time to stop Pakistan. It’s time to stop these abuses. It’s time for the United States and the world community to stand together and call on Pakistan to stop this now”, said Porter.
By Ravi Khandelwal (ANI)

Baloch leaders accuse Pak of committing war crimes, human rights abuses in Balochistan

Frankfurt, June 21 (ANI): A conference held by Baloch Republican Party’s (BRP) Germany chapter in Frankfurt has highlighted the state war crimes, human rights abuses and atrocities committed by Pakistan against Baloch people in occupied Balochistan.
Tobias Huh, politician and member of Free Democratic Party (FDP), while addressing the participants warned that not only Baloch, but the whole region would suffer if Pakistan continued its war crimes against the Baloch people.
President of BRP Germany Chapter, Ashraf Sher Jan, said that Pakistan was suppressing the people of the region in order to plunder their resources.
He said that Pakistan’s deal with China over Baloch resources have put the people in a tense situation and added that military operations, abduction and killings had accelerated, with more than 50 killed and dozens abducted or detained ever since.
Prominent Baloch leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, who addressed the conference via Skype, said: “Today, the Baloch suffer on their own homeland and the occupational Pakistani state has been committing worst war crimes to suppress the democratic struggle of the Baloch masses aimed at restoring their sovereignty, which has been forcefully usurped by the Pakistani state for the past 67 years.”
Bugti said that massive human rights violations like military operations, bombardments on civilians, enforced disappearances and mass graves were being regularly carried out by the Pakistani forces in Balochistan. In addition to the forceful oppression of the Baloch masses, Pakistani forces have been using different tactics to counter the secular Baloch movement. Religious extremism was being injected into the secular Baloch society.
“Extremists groups are being trained and supervised by the state military and intelligence institutions to target religious minorities in Balochistan. A systematic genocide of Shia Hazaras is being carried out in areas like Quetta and Mastung by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which is headquartered in Punjab. Other similar groups have been targeting Christians, Hindus and Zikris which is aimed to confuse the international community and malign the secular Baloch movement and to label it as religious terrorism,” Bugti added.
Referring to the deals struck between China and Pakistan, including the ones pertaining to the Economic Corridor and Gwadar port, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Islamabad, Bugti said: “Let us make it clear to the world that the Baloch do not accept the Chinese intervention in Balochistan and their evil designs which not only lack the Baloch consent but they are also aimed to oppress the Baloch and exploit their land and resources.”
He also claimed that the financial and military aid being provided by western countries, particularly the United States, to Pakistan was being used to crush the democratic and political struggle of the Baloch people, instead of being used to battle terrorism.
“The only solution to the Pakistani state terrorism against the western world is the restoration of the secular Baloch state which would not only put an end to the sufferings of the Baloch and counter the Jihadi ambitions of the Pakistani security establishment, but it would also guarantee long-lasting peace and stability in the region,” Bugti added.
He urged the international media, human rights groups, and NGOs to highlight the plight of the Baloch people and help raise awareness about the region’s secular movement. Bugti also asked the international community to hold an independent referendum in Balochistan under the supervision of the United Nations and let the region decide its fate.
The conference was attended by Baloch Republican Party leaders and activists from across the European countries and German families, citizens, politicians, businessman and human rights advocates. (ANI)