The security forces claim to have gunned down an important commander of the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), along with one of his associates.
The security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation against the BLA in Turbat district of Balochistan and claim to have killed Saddam Hussain Muslim, a commander of the Abdul Majeed Brigade of the group.
Saddam was also known by his aliases Guru and Jabbar. During the operation, his associate Maqsood was also killed.
The forces also seized a large quantity of weapons and explosive material from their possession.
Saddam is said to have joined the BLA in 2008. Several FIRs are registered against him in Turbat and Gwadar. He is also alleged to be running many torture cells in Kech district.