Meer Jan Miral killed in clash with FC
Two FC men, attacker killed in Turbat
By Malik Siraj Akbar
QUETTA: Three people, including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were killed on Thursday in an exchange of fire with gunmen from the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) in Turbat district’s Thump area, officials said.
They said an FC team was ambushed during a routine patrol.
The assailants opened fire on the FC vehicle on Zubeda Jalal Road, killing the two personnel. The FC retaliated and killed one of the attackers.
Murtaza Baig, a spokesman for the FC in Quetta, confirmed the attack and added that three FC men had also been injured in the clash.
However, unverified local accounts suggested that six FC men had been killed, but the figure could not be independently confirmed.
The BRA has accepted responsibility for the attack. The slain attacker was identified as Meer Jan Miral, a noted Balochi poet. [Please check the Youtube link to Meer Jan Miral’s poetry]