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1958 -1969: Sher Mohd Marri's reign

Marri set up a network of base camps spread from the Mengal tribal areas of Jhalawan in the south to the Marri and Bugti areas in the north.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 18:58 IST
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The Pakistan army began setting up new garrisons at key points in the Balochistan interior. So the Baloch also began planning for a better guerilla movement.

Sher Mohd Marri set up a network of base camps spread from the Mengal tribal areas of Jhalawan in the south to the Marri and Bugti areas in the north.

The guerillas ("Parari") ambushed convoys and bombed trains. In retaliation, the army bulldozed 13,000 acres of almond trees owned by Sher Mohd and his family.

The sporadic fighting ended in 1969, when Yahya Khan withdrew the One Unit plan and the Baloch agreed to a ceasefire.