A woman suicide bomber blew herself up at Karachi University on Tuesday, killing three Chinese tutors and their local driver. The Balochistan Liberation Army, who claimed responsibility for the attack, identified the bomber as 30-year-old Shari Baloch. Following the blast, the woman’s husband reportedly took to Twitter to say that he was proud of his wife’s “selfless act.”
“Shari Jan, your selfless act has left me speechless but I am also beaming with pride today. Mahroch and Meer Hassan will grow into very proud humans thinking what a great woman their mother was. You will continue to remain an important part of our lives,” Habitan Bashir Baloch tweeted, local reports quoting Afghanistan journalist Bashir Ahmad Gwakh claimed.
Shari Baloch, who is reportedly from Niazar Abad in Balochistan’s Turbat, had completed MSc in zoology and was pursuing M Phil while teaching in a secondary school.
Her father was a government servant and she was married to a doctor. She was a mother of two chldren–an eight-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl.
The BLA said in a statement that she joined the special self-sacrifice squad of the BLA’s Majeed Brigade two years ago and though she was offered the option to leave the squad because of her children, she refused.
“She was also working as a science teacher in a secondary school. As a student, Shaari had remained a member of Baloch students’ organisation and was aware of Baloch genocide and occupation of Balochistan,” a purported statement of the BLA said.
“She added a new chapter to the Baloch resistance history by becoming the first female fidayee of Baloch nation,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, in a purported video issued by the group, a BLA spokesman said that the motive of the attack was very clear.
“Baloch Liberation Army guarantees you the CPEC will fail miserably on Baloch land.”