first published on September 13, 2020 by Will
Baluchistan separatists of the Baloch Liberation Army filmed the assassination of Major Nadeem Bhatti on May 8, 2020. The BLA rebels accused him of killing civilians, burning villages, abductions, and drug dealing. A total of six Pakistani troops were reportedly killed in the attack.
The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) separatist rebels carry out attacks against Pakistani military and Chinese industrialist targets along the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project route. They claim that the Pakistani government extracts and sells resources from their province, while they receive no benefit, nor do they have sufficient representation within the government. BLA claims to be protecting its motherland against foreign intruders to protect its people and that international laws allow any person or nation to act in self defense.