Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Over two dozen militants storm Levies check post in Qila Saifullah

By Shezad Baloch

January 28, 2015

QUETTA: A group of 25-30 militants stormed a check post of the Balochistan Levies in Qila Saifullah on Wednesday and fled with rifles and motorcycles, a senior official of the Balochistan Levies told The Express Tribune.

“Five personnel inside the check post were encircled by the militants, and the incident took place at about 2:30am,” the senior official said.

The militants seized five official rifles, three motorbikes, five bulletproof jackets and a walkie-talkie.
“The militants have fled towards the mountainous areas of Murghagebzai in Zhob district, which shares a border with Waziristan, Afghanistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” the official said.

More Levies personnel and security personnel reached the area after the attack. The Balochistan Levies have mounted a massive hunt in the area to trace the militants, a senior official of Qila Saifullah told The Express Tribune.

According to official sources, security forces have launched a search operation in the northern areas of Balochistan against the militants following the brutal attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.
However, in the past one month, militants have also showed their influence in Zhob and Qila Saifullah after kidnapping nine people by forcing them off a passenger coach and private car.

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