BLA’s top commander killed in Afghanistan: reports

Mir Abdul Nabi Bangulzai one of the top commanders of the “pro-independence” armed group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) was killed Thursday morning in an armed attack in Kandahar province of Afghanistan, Pakistani media outlets reported.

According to reports, Bangulzai,57, was killed in PD3 of Kandahar city.

Pakistan’s defense and military forums have also confirmed the report.

Bangulzai who belonged to the Baduzai Bangulzai tribe of Baloch was affiliated with the “pro-independence” armed group Baloch Liberation Army since 2002 and was one of the top commanders of the group.

The BLA has yet to confirm the incident.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

The Afghan Ministry of Interior has not commented in this regard.

This comes after at least six civilians were killed after a suicide bomber targeted a civilian vehicle in Aino Mina Township in Kandahar city on Monday this week.

Sources meanwhile said that Aslam Baloch, the leader of the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) was among those killed in the attack.

While the Pakistani media reported that Asalam Baloch was the mastermind of the suicide attack on the Chinese embassy in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, a number of political experts described Baloch as a migrant in Afghanistan.

The Baloch separatist Aslam Baloch was living in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province since 2005.

Aslam Baloch has been one of the mainstream critics of the Pakistani government. He had sustained wounds in the past after a clash with Pakistani security forces.