Terror attack on Pakistan's second largest naval airbase, four terrorists killed


Terrorists attacked Turbat International Airport and Naval Air Base in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Monday night. According to media reports, Pakistani security forces stopped the attack on the naval airbase and killed four terrorists. At the same time, Pakistan's second largest naval air station PNS Siddiqui in Turbat has been attacked with bullets and several explosions have been reported from the area.

After this, the Majid Brigade of the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) took responsibility for the attack on the naval airbase in Turbat. Majeed Brigade opposes China's investment in Balochistan province. It also accuses China and Pakistan of exploiting the resources of the region.

According to The Balochistan Post, BLA claims that its fighters have entered the airbase. Apart from this, Chinese drones are also deployed at this base. After the attack, District Health Officer Kech imposed an emergency in Teaching Hospital Turbat, and all doctors were asked to report for duty immediately.

This attack in Turbat is the second attack by the BLA Majeed Brigade in the week and the third this year. Earlier on January 29, it targeted the military intelligence headquarters Mach city in Gwadar, on March 20 it attacked Pakistan's second largest naval airbase in Turbat, The Balochistan Post reported. On 20 March, at least two Pakistani soldiers and eight militants were killed in a battle that began after multiple explosions and gunfire were reported at the Gwadar Port Authority Complex in Pakistan.

Security forces foiled the attack

Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that a group of eight terrorists attempted to enter the Port Authority Colony, but were successfully foiled by security forces. Gwadar port is important for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This is controlled by China. It includes billions of dollars in roads and energy projects and is also part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Notably, Pakistan has seen an increase in terrorist activities in the past year, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, after the banned terrorist Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ended its ceasefire with the government in November 2022.