2022 Kech District attack

On 25 January 2022, militants stormed an army security post in a remote area of Dasht, Kech District, Balochistan, Pakistan, killing at least ten security personnel and injuring three others.[1][2] The clash lasted for a few hours in which militants also suffered several casualties.[2] Additionally, the militants also seized weapons that were present in the security post.[1] Locals in the area also confirmed that an attack on the security post took place and that the militants suffered heavy casualties in the attack.[2]

2022 Kech District attack
LocationDasht, Kech District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Date25 January 2022
TargetArmy security post
Attack type
Militant attack
Deaths10 security personnel
Injured3 security personnel
PerpetratorsBalochistan Liberation Front
MotiveBalochistan independence

Pakistani law enforcement agencies say that one militant was killed and several other militants were injured when the militants attacked the security post.[3][4] Three militants responsible for the attack were also arrested by the law enforcement agencies during a search operation in the vicinity of the security post.[5] No group has taken responsibility for the attack on security post initially.[3][6][7] After several days, Gohram Baloch, the spokesperson of the banned Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.[8]

The attack on the security post was strongly condemned locally in Pakistan and internationally by Iran,[9] Turkey[9] and United Arab Emirates.[10]

In response, Pakistan's law enforcement agencies killed six terrorist of Baloch Liberation Front in Injirkan Range near the district's Buleda area on 16 February 2022. The deceased terrorist were part of the group who took part in the raid on security post in Dasht.[11]

References Edit

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  5. ^ "10 soldiers killed in terror attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province". New Indian Express. January 28, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "Pakistani army says 10 soldiers killed in militant raid". ABC News. 27 January 2022.
  7. ^ "10 soldiers martyred in Balochistan's Kech check post attack". Express Tribune. 27 January 2022.
  8. ^ Yusufzai, Gul. "Ten Pakistani soldiers killed in insurgent attack, army says". Reuters.
  9. ^ a b "Iran, Turkey condemn Kech incident". The Nation. 29 January 2022.
  10. ^ "UAE condemns attack that killed 10 Pakistani soldiers near Iran border". Arab News. 29 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Six terrorists killed in exchange of fire near Balochistan's Buleda area: ISPR". Dawn News. 16 February 2022.