5 more bodies recovered in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 18: At least five more bullet-riddled bodies were recovered today in a remote district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, days after 15 corpses were found in the same region.
The five bodies were found in Tajban area of Turbat district and are linked to the earlier recovery of 15 bodies in the same district on Wednesday.
Baloch separatist militant group Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) had claimed responsibility for the killings.
A local police official said residents found the bodies and alerted police who moved them to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital in Turbat.
“All victims belonged to Gujrat district of Punjab and had received multiple bullets wounds,” the official said.
The 15 bullet-riddled bodies found on Wednesday were also identified as residents of Punjab who were trying to reach Europe illegally through Iran and Turkey.
Yesterday, security forces had shot dead a BLF commander who they claimed was involved in the killing of the 15 people.
Baloch nationalists blame the Pakistani government for exploiting the natural resources of the country’s largest province and often target Government installations and security forces. (PTI)


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