Is Balochistan the next battleground then?

Is Balochistan the next battleground then?

 

The year gone by was the bloodiest in a decade for Balochistan, the country’s largest but most impoverished province where a low key insurgency has raged for decades, the Daily Times said. Official data showed a steadily rising level of violence, up from 303 people killed in 2005 to 433 in 2008, the first time killings crossed the 400-mark.

There were 120 bomb blasts, 208 rocket attacks, 141 landmine blasts and 32 hand grenade attacks in the past year, and it could have been worse if the three main Baloch nationalist insurgent groups operating in the area – the BLA, the Baloch Republic Army and Baloch Liberation Front – had not declared ceasefire, the newspaper said. One of them, the BRA, has announced the end of the ceasefire from the New Year accusing the government of killing tribesmen. The other two groups may well follow suit, the Daily Times said, warning of a difficult year ahead in the vast sparsely populated desert region that straddles Afghanistan and Iran…
Is Balochistan the next battleground then?

 

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Anonymous said…

 

Baloch land is divided over Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

Baloch people were brutally killed in thousands calling them Kafirs by the Pakistanis when PAKISTAN was formed.

Baloch needs to be independent state, so as to have a buffer zone between IRAN and Pakistan.

This will dampen the terrorism in Pakistan also.

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