Baluch People's Liberation Front

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Baluch People's Liberation Front, also known as Baluch Awami Azadi Mahaiz or BPLF was a militant group formed by Mir Hazar Ramkhani, a prominent Baluchi leader in 1976 after developing irreconcilable differences with the dominant leadership of Baluch Students Organisation (BSO) led by Sher Mohammad Marri. The differences emerged on the question of strategies to be adopted.

The BPLF gained the support of the Baluch Students Organisation-Awami, a product of an earlier split within the Baluch Students Organisation. BPLF, a Marxist oriented outfit was provided logistic support by the then Afghanistan government. Some of its cadres were trained in Beirut by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. It relied heavily on the support it received from the Afghan authorities.

The BPLF did not possess any command structure and was a loosely based outfit. In the 1970s as the Pakistani security forces improved their counter terrorism measures, the BPLF was increasingly forced to fall back to the camps inside Afghanistan. Baluch People's Liberation Front also received support from the Indian authorities.[1]

The group is currently believed to be active . However, it hasn't carried out any attack against the Pakistani Army and Government since 2006.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Baluch People's Liberation Front (BPLF), Terrorist Group of Pakistan". Satp.org. 2001-01-13. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Muhammad Tahir". Muhammad Tahir. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Balochistan: Unrelenting Insurgency". Kashmir Herald. Retrieved 2012-10-28.