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Two soldiers shot dead, two injured in Khuzdar

SOURCE: BALOCH HAL LINK: QUETTA: At least two army personnel were killed and two others were injured after unidentified motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on a group of soldiers in Khuzdar bazaar on Saturday. According to the official sources, two recruits of the security forces were gunned down by unknown attackers who assaulted a group of soldiers in Khuzdar by shooting at them. Nazir Kurd, the local police chief said, a group of around ten soldiers had come from Khuzdar Cantonment area to Khuzdar bazaar to do some shopping and do visit a local bank for transaction of money. They had parked their vehicle at Police Lane and were walking towards the bank located inside the market when around four people riding two motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire and killed two personnel and injured two more. Sources identified the killed personnel as Mohammad Sharif and Mohammad Rasool. They belonged to Attoc

Altaf’s misperception about Balochistan Sajjad Shaukat Every responsible politician of the country knows that Pakistan has been facing multiple crises of grave nature in wake of suicide attacks and target-killings. At this critical juncture, instead of emphasizing national unity, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Chief Altaf Hussain said on January 19 that there are “plotters who are bent upon sowing the seeds of hatred between the Baloch and the MQM…these conspirators are trying to pit the Baloch against the MQM.” Under this misperception, he further alleged, “Balochistan is a province and should not be treated like a colony.” Ignoring ground realities, he also demanded that the military operation should be brought to an immediate end. Especially, it was his is telephonic address to eminent Baloch personalities whose sympathies, Altaf wants to gain at the cost of Pakistan. Altaf’s address evoked an instant reaction a participant who drew his attention to the Gutter Bagheecha disput