Turbat killings

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The Turbat killings refers to the murder of three prominent Baloch nationalist political leaders in April 2009, allegedly at the hands of Pakistani spy agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence and the Military Intelligence.[1] The three murdered were:

According to an eyewitness, the trio were picked up by members of a security agency after they attended a court hearing in Turbat on April 3, 2009. Their mutilated and decomposed bodies were found five days later on April 8, 2009 in Pidrak, 35km away from their place of arrest.[2]

The killings sparked protests, riots and strikes in towns and cities in Balochistan and other Baloch-dominated areas of Pakistan.[3]


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