ISLAMABAD -  Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan personnel killed one of the top eight Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) commanders, involved in massacre of 15 labourers, during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Turbat on Friday.

On presence of the terrorists, FC Balochistan jawans conducted an important intelligence based operation near Alandur, Abdul Rehman village, Turbat, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here said.

As soon as the troops cordoned the suspected area terrorists opened fire on them and during exchange of fire terrorist Younas Taukali identified as one of the top eight BLF commanders was killed, 20 km west of Bulada, 25 km north of the incident site from where 15 bodies of labourers belonging to Punjab were recovered.

Terrorist Younas was involved in killing of 15 innocent labourers on November 15. He was also  involved in laying improvised explosive devices ambushing FC convoys and killing many civilians including Rehmat Ullah Shohaz (founding member of BNM; later surrendered), Akram Hayathuk and Habib Ullah s/o Taher and execution of Ghulam Jan (Lala Nazir cousin) and Saddam .

Meanwhile, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa visited Awaran district on Friday. Besides reviewing operational aspects, Gen Saleem Bajwa also visited newly renovated Government Girls High School, Gajjar, which was destroyed in a powerful earthquake and met with students and faculty.

The Army commander urged the students to acquire quality education and professional skills.

Pakistan Army has provided furniture, two school vans, established physics, chemistry and biology laboratories and rebuilt two primary schools to provide quality education facility in the town.

The Army has also helped established a mini market, vocational training centre and has donated an ambulance, complete medical equipment and medicines for the rural health centre.