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From Sunrise Balochistan and Baluchsarmachar: The Pakistan army launched fresh military offensives in several areas of Awaraan district (including Jhaho, Khoro and Melahe Gazi) of Balochistan on Wednesday morning [February 19, 2014]. Baloch Republican Party Media Cell sources reported that at least five people were killed (The deceased were identified as Nawaz s/o Nodil, Taj M s/o Haji, Master Noor s/o Musa, Ghulam Jan s/o Noora and Talib s/o Malang). Two of the eight wounded in the bombardment by Pakistani security forces in Jhaho area of Awaraan district were children.

BRP Media Cell sources said that forces abducted more than 30 civilians including nine years old wounded child Ganj Baksh Balocoh during operation. The abductees are named as Ibraheem Baloch, Hasil Hasrat, Musa Baloch, Nazeer Baloch, Raza Baloch, Kareem Dad Baloch, Shams Baloch, Sidiq Baloch, Aalim Baloch, Daolat Baloch, Dil Jan Baloch, Ferooz Shah Baloch, Salah Baloch Qadir Dad Baloch, Hazoor Baksh Baloch, Deen Mohammad Baloch, Lal Baksh Baloch, Phalan Baloch, Aqeel Baloch, Siraj Baloch, Mulla Baksh Baloch, Sawal Baloch, Akhtar Baloch, Saleem Baloch, Wazir Baloch, Sabir Baloch, Attaullah Baloch, Sawadi Baloch, Rafiq, Khair Mohammad and Abdullal Baloch.

Security forces shifted these abducted people to an undisclosed location and their whereabouts remain unknown at the filling of this report. Sources said that Pakistani forces destroyed dozens of houses and three shops during operation in Jhaho and its surrounding areas. Army has used helicopters in the operation and indiscriminately fired mortar shells on the civilians populated area which caused heavy casualties. All humanitarian aid is blocked to the area.

In a statement the Baloch National Movement spokesman condemned the military operation in Awaraan region and said that Occupying Pakistani forces had intensified their Baloch genocidal policies across Balochistan. Killings of innocent people has become common practice for the occupying state forces. The spokesman urged Human Rights organizations, particularly the United Nations, to break their silence and speak up over Pakistani state brutalities in Balochistan.
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