• Monday 15th October 2018

Unpo Condemns Violence Committed By Pakistan’s Security Forces Against Baloch Community In Awaran

Karima Baloch, who describes herself as the Vice Chairperson of Baloch Student Organisations-Azad, claimed in a tweet, “Awaran is destroyed. More than 100 bodies are lying on the ground for wild animals to feed on. Four villages flattened. #AwaranOperation”.

UNPO Condemns Violence

Committed by Pakistan’s Security Forces Against Baloch Community in Awaran

UNPO expresses its deepest regret, sympathy and condemnation at the news of the murder of more than 100 civilians in Awaran district, Balochistan, on the day of Eid this week (18 July 2015). As the result of a major bombardment launched by Pakistani security services, many civilians in three villages in Awaran were killed, a large proportion of them women and children. According to some reports, a number of women and girls were also raped and abducted. The Pakistani forces reportedly used gunship helicopters over Awaran’s Kolwah, Malar and Gishkor areas, seemingly targeting civilians arbitrarily. A government embargo on media access has made it very difficult to confirm the exact number of casualties, but reports from social media are suggesting it is as high as 100.

Karima Baloch, who describes herself as the Vice Chairperson of Baloch Student Organisations-Azad, claimed in a tweet, “Awaran is destroyed. More than 100 bodies are lying on the ground for wild animals to feed on. Four villages flattened. #AwaranOperation”.


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