| by A Special Correspondent In Balochistan
( December 19, Balochistan, Sri Lanka Guardian) Six Baloch freedom fighters martyred and 13 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel killed and several injured on Thursday in a clash in the Balgatar area, situated between Turbat and Panjgur.
According to the FC spokesperson, an FC convoy was on its way to Panjgur when a group of armed men opened fire. Security personnel returned fire, killing at least six of them. Security forces also claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.
Local administrations of Panjgur and Turbat remained quiet about the incident, only confirming that five people were killed in the clash.
The six bodies were handed over to the Balochistan Levies and shifted to the Turbat district headquarters hospital for autopsy.
FC Inspector General Ubaidullah Khan in his statement praised the performance of FC personnel and said the culprits must not be spared. He added, however, that FC was present to help those ‘who wanted peace’.
The deceased have been named as Bebgr S/O Mohammad Baksh Jaggo Baloch, Hasan Jan S/O Nek Bakht Baloch, Shyhaq S/O Noor Baskh, Khalil Ahmad S/O Noor Mohammad, Balach aka Babo and Ameen Jan.
Meanwhile a man identifying himself as Nohan Baloch, claiming to be the spokesperson of (BNFL – Baloch National Liberation Front), said that the killed men belonged to his group.
According Nohan the men were killed during a gun battle between Pakistani security forces and fighters from his Organisation.
According Nohan Baloch 13 FC personnel have also been killed and several injured in the battle of Balgatar.