Baloch group kills three paramilitary personnel

A Baloch nationalist group has killed three paramilitary personnel who were abducted last month and dumped their bodies near Quetta in Pakistan.

Updated: Mar 04, 2012, 16:45 PM IST

Islamabad: A Baloch nationalist group has
killed three paramilitary personnel who were abducted last
month and dumped their bodies near Quetta in southwest
Pakistan, a media report said on Sunday.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the three missing Frontier
Corps personnel were found near Machh town, 70 km east of
Quetta, yesterday, officials told the Dawn newspaper.

A spokesman for the banned Baloch Liberation Army told
reporters that an "investigation" against the Frontier Corps
personnel had found them involved in the alleged torture of
Baloch militants and a "BLA court awarded death sentence to
them".

The paramilitary personnel went missing after militants
attacked four Frontier Corps check posts near the Margat coal
mines in Machh last month.

Over a dozen security personnel were killed in the attack.
The militants also ambushed Frontier Corps personnel who
were coming to Margat after receiving information about the
attack on the check posts.

The militants claimed to have kidnapped three paramilitary
personnel.

Frontier Corps officials had confirmed that three of their
men were missing.

Frontier Corps officials identified the bodies of the
three men.

"Multiple bullet wounds were visible on the bodies of the
FC personnel," Assistant Commissioner Atiqur Rehman said.

PTI