Saturday, August 26, 2006

Nawab Akbar Bugti Killed by Pakistani Forces: WE AT BFM salute the brave Marytr

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A prominent rebel leader in Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province has been killed in fighting with government forces, the Pakistani government said early on Sunday.

"It is confirmed, Nawab Bugti has been killed in an operation," Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani told Reuters, referring to veteran Baluch nationalist and rebel leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

An Interior Ministry official said 21 members of the security forces and 37 rebels were killed in fighting in the Bambore district of the southwestern province.

Six officers were among the 21 security force personnel killed, said the official who declined to be identified.

Baluchistan is Pakistan's biggest but poorest province. It also contains Pakistan's main natural gas reserves.

Baluch nationalists have long complained that the province does not get a fair share of the profits from the gas.

Rebels have stepped up attacks on infrastructure, including gas pipelines, as well as security posts over the past year.

Security forces have responded to the rebel attacks with sweeps aimed at rooting out and defeating the militants.


At 2:51 AM, Blogger san said...

My condolences and sorrow over this cowardly killing of an 80 year old man, along with the other freedom fighters.

Quite amazing to see that he was living among the fighters even at such an old age. More youth are need to show the same fire and spirit that he did.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger muslimbrotherhood said...

How did you think his life is going to end? A Criminal who did his first killing at the age of 12years and who is responsible for countless deaths in his Tribe and other innocent people living in Balochistan. A nationalist who’s own ambition was to rule his people without any mercy and to destroy anyone coming into his way. A man with power who thought he is invincible but as you have seen he died as a traitor of his country. If you want to call him a BRAVE MARYTR so call him to me he is a cold bloodless killer who was out their to fill his own pockets.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger muslimbrotherhood said...

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