Turbat massacre survivor reaches home


Sialkot, Nov. 20 (TNS): The sole survivor of the November 15 Turbat massacre reached home in his village in the Sambrial town of Sialkot district, officials say on Monday.

Haider Ali, 16, was accompanying the 15 people who were found shot dead by the Levies in the Buleda area of Turbat near the Pakistan-Iran border of Gurok.

Haider was left behind during the journey when the vehicle carrying the others departed while he was using the bathroom.

He contacted his family to tell them that he was alive.

Haider and two other teenagers from his village were trying to reach Europe after paying an agent.

Three days after the 15 young men were shot dead, five more bullet-riddled bodies were found in Tajban area, some 70 kilometres east of Turbat city.

The banned Baloch Liberation Front, headed by Allah Nazar Baloch, claimed responsibility for the killings of the 15 men from Punjab, aspiring to enter Europe illegally.