The insurgent group Balochistan Liberation Army has taken responsibility for the horrific attack on the Frontier Corps’ Sharing Post in Harnai, Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The BLA warned in its statement that if the Kohlu-Kahan road was built, the consequences would be very bad. The Baloch organization said that this road is being made by the Punjabis of Pakistan against the national interest of the Baloch and the Pakistani Army is protecting them. On Saturday, 7 Pakistani soldiers were killed in this BLA attack.
In the pictures released on social media by the BLA, it is seen that during the attack, the clothes of Pakistani soldiers were stripped and their weapons were taken away. The BLA said that it had already warned that if the Kohlu-Kahan Road was built, it would have to pay a huge price. Therefore, the Pakistani companies building this road with the help of the army should stop the construction work.
The BLA said that the struggle would continue till the independence of Balochistan against Pakistani forces intending to loot the national wealth of the Baloch. He warned that such attacks against the Pakistani military would continue. He appealed to the local people and Pakistani companies not to help the Pakistan Army in capturing Balochistan.
Earlier on Saturday, Baloch rebels attacked the Pakistani army post and killed seven soldiers. After this, the Pakistani army, seeking revenge from the local people, launched a massive operation across the region. Through such operations, the Pakistani army not only accuses them of entering the homes of common people, but shoots people as terrorists when they protest.
After this attack, Imran Khan, who was trying to hide his failures, directly described India’s hand behind the attack on the Pakistani army. He tweeted and said, ‘It is sad to hear the martyrdom of 7 soldiers in the terror attack on the Frontier Corps post late at night. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are to their families. Our nation stands with our courageous soldiers who face attacks from Indian-backed terrorists. ‘
There are frequent attacks on Pakistan Army in Balochistan
A few months ago, the Baloch rebels targeted an army convoy in Panjgur district. In which three soldiers were killed, while 8 others, including an army colonel, were injured. According to Pakistani media reports, this was the third attack on an army convoy in Balochistan after May. These rebels are now expanding their attacks to other parts of Pakistan including Karachi as well.
Baloch opposes Sino-Pak CPEC
The people of Balochistan have always opposed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. At times, armed rebels of the Balochistan Liberation Army have also been accused of targeting Chinese civilians working in Pakistan. In 2018, the organization was also accused of assaulting the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. There are allegations that Pakistan took a decision related to CPEC without consulting Baloch leaders.
The attacks did not stop despite forming a special force
Pakistan has set up a special force comprising 13700 special commandos to protect the project costing US $ 60 billion. Despite this, attacks on Chinese civilians working in this project are continuously increasing. The Baloch Liberation Army’s Majid Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange in June.
Balochistan is strategically important
Balochistan has a strategic position in Pakistan. Balochistan borders Pakistan and Iran, which is the largest province in Pakistan. At the same time, Karachi is also in the ranks of these people. A large part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through this province. The Baloch also had control over the Gwadar port, which Pakistan has now handed over to China.