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Baloch Woman killed, 200+ activists detained in massive search operation in Quetta

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: Security forces unleashed a massive search operation in Baloch-populated localities of Quetta city throughout Tuesday, killing the mother of a Baloch political activist and rounding up around two hundred people hailing from assorted domains of life. The crack down has opened floodgates of criticism of Baloch nationalist parties which have called for widespread protest rallies to condemn the door- to-door search operation at Baloch households. According to the details, security forces arrested around three hundred Balochs in search operations in Qili Ismail, Kechi Baig,Qili Qambarani, Sariab, and Kili Sarday, Wali Jet localities of Quetta city. Eyewitnesses said personnel of police, Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) and the Frontier Corps (FC) entered into the houses and beat up different people before taking them into custody. The search operation, according to the officials, was intended to arrest suspects involved in Friday’s suicide bomb blast, kidnapping

100 arrested in massive crackdown

By: Bari Baloch | Published: April 21, 2010 QUETTA - Police have arrested around 100 persons in a massive crackdown in Baloch populated areas in the provincial capital here on Tuesday. According to police sources, following rise in incidents of target killings and bomb blasts in Quetta, police backed by personnel of Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) and Balochistan Constabulary (BC) launched a massive crack down in different parts of Sariab including Killi Kamaloo, Killi Brauo and Village Aid and during operation arrested around 100 persons in connection with the incidents of target killings and bomb blasts. ‘Police has taken about 100 people into its custody and has also recovered arms during search operation’, a police officer told The Nation and ,added, that after investigation innocent people would be released soon. Some reports suggest that during search operation a woman identified as Ganj Bibi died when police stormed into her house to arrest her sons. However, spokesman of pol