On Thursday 23 April 2020, the media office of Balochi Raaji Aaajohi Sangar (BRAS), an alliance of four Baloch armed organisations namely Balochistan Liberation Front, Baloch Liberation Army, Baloch Republican Army and Baloch Republican Guard released a statement on behalf of Baloch Khan, the official spokesperson of the alliance. In the statement BRAS has officially taken responsibility for the attack carried out on Thursday in mountainous regions near Chak Aaap and Sheeraz in Mand, Balochistan.
In the fierce attack the freedom fighters of BRAS eliminated at least 12 members of Pakistani personnel. The multipronged attack was carried out simultaneously on a Pakistani military outpost and a convoy.
The Pakistani troops targeted today have been involved in a military operation against civilians for more than a week now in different areas of Kech, Balochistan. In fact, the convoy targeted today was on its way to target a locality. Different localities have so far been shelled with gunship helicopters and many houses have been burnt by Pakistani military.
BRAS reiterates that Freedom fighters of BRAS will continue to defend Baloch civilians against any Pakistani aggression.
Pakistani troops were also accompanied by criminals and religious extremists. The fact that Pakistani military and such elements are carrying out joint atrocities is a confirmation that Pakistani state has not only given full backing to such elements but also uses them against Baloch civilians. BRAS has already launched AasRech operation AasRech against such elements and they will continue to be targeted along with Pakistani military. The war of liberation against Pakistani military and their agents will continue until a free and peaceful Balochistan.