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  • Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

    06/29/2020 2:04:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Sophia Saifi,
    At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday. Rescue and paramilitary security personnel are at the scene in an ongoing operation, Azeem said. Video shows security and barricades outside the stock exchange in Karachi, according to CNN affiliate Geo News. Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in a media briefing on Geo News that four attackers entered the compound and started firing but were killed by security forces. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to...
  • Iranian Baloch resistance calls for help from India, America and the UK

    11/24/2019 6:51:04 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2019 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Despite the constant accusations against Westerners of being “intolerant,” “racist,” and “Islamophobic,” everywhere Islam is found, Islamic supremacists are lording it over innocent people, oppressing them, murdering them, and seeking further conquest and further Islamization. This occurs even in majority-Muslim countries where Sharia is not fully implemented. For example, there is a drive to further Islamize Indonesia, and Sharia parties are constantly pressuring Pakistan to implement more of Islamic law. Then there are the people of Balochistan. These are Iranians spread across the southeastern edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. They are resisting Pakistani jihadists whose...
  • Pakistan militants execute 14 bus passengers

    04/18/2019 5:13:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2019 | Euan McKirdy and Sophia Saifi
    Militants wearing security force uniforms stopped two buses in southwest Pakistan on Thursday and killed 14 passengers after ordering them out of the vehicles, police said. Balochistan provincial police chief Mohsin Ali Butt told CNN that 15 to 20 attackers stopped the buses near the town of Ormara, in the south of the province. The militants ordered 14 out of the total passengers to disembark and shot them at close range before escaping. "This was an act of targeted killing," he said. An alliance of Baloch separatists, Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), claimed responsibility for the killings, saying in a...
  • Several dead in attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan's Karachi

    11/22/2018 11:25:53 PM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 23 Nov 2018 | Asad Hashim
    Two police officers, three gunmen confirmed dead in attack claimed by the armed separatist group Baloch Liberation Army. Armed gunmen have killed two policemen as they stormed the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, security officials say, in a raid claimed by ethnic Baloch separatists. Security forces killed all three attackers and secured the building shortly after the raid was launched on Friday morning, Pakistan's military said in a statement. No Chinese citizens or Pakistani civilians were killed, security officials said. "All of our Chinese friends and officials who work at the consulate, 21 in total, all...
  • With 613,830 signatures, White House petition seeking to declare Pak 'terror sponsor' creates record

    10/05/2016 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | PTI
    The petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, was archived by the White House with 613,830 signatures. More than 50,000 new signatures have been added to the final count of the White House petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, making it the most popular US petition so far. The petition, "We the people ask the administration to declare Pakistan, State Sponsor of Terrorism (HR 6069)", was archived by the White House on Monday with 613,830 signatures. By Tuesday afternoon, the number of signatures on the petition had increased to 665,769, a jump of...
  • Op-Ed: Iran is an artificial country

    05/28/2016 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more.... Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name...
  • BALOCHISTAN, THE BLOODIEST WAR YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

    10/26/2015 9:36:31 PM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Ozy ^ | 15 October 2015 | Ozy
    Balochistan.Roughly the size of Germany, it is Pakistan’s biggest and poorest province. And it’s also home to a long and bloody civil war that has been going on for decades. On one side there’s the central Pakistani government. On the other are Baloch nationalists who have fought for independence since 1948. They are organized in insurgent groups with names like the Balochistan Liberation Army and the Balochistan Liberation United Front. And while the government labels the Baloch as “terrorists,” the Baloch accuse the army of ethnic cleansing. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies Since the start of this...
  • Balochistan can be freed, if US stop supporting Pakistan:

    10/26/2015 9:27:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | IST
    Balochistan can be freed if US stops supporting Pakistan, feels Baloch activist Ahmer Musti Khan who earlier heckled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speech."I must assure you our Baloch people are so confident of victory that they believe that once US stops supporting Pakistan, we can force them out of Balochistan," Musti Khan said in an exclusive interview with ANI....Musti Khan demanded freedom of Balochistan provinces where Pakistani army has been engaged in torture and killings of Baloch people demanding freedom. The activist also called Sharif a 'friend of al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden.'
  • Pakistan Quetta suicide bomber kills at least 28 people

    08/08/2013 6:41:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | August 8, 2013
    A suicide bombing at a funeral for a policeman in south-western Pakistan has killed at least 28 people including a senior police officer, police say. They say that the blast in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, also wounded at least 50 people. Quetta police chief Mir Zubair Mehmood told the AP news agency that the bomber detonated his explosives just before the funeral service was about to start. No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack. However suspicion is likely to fall on the Taliban who have in the past carried out numerous suicide bombings in Balochistan.
  • At Least 24 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Funeral in Pakistan (SSDD)

    08/08/2013 6:22:19 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    ISLAMABAD — At least 24 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a funeral service for a police official in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, officials said.
  • Sunni militants claim responsibility for bus, hospital attacks in Pakistan

    06/16/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.06.2013 | mkg
    A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24. The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women's university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday. About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the...
  • Balochistan self-determination resolution tabled in US Congress, Pakistan angry

    02/18/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top leadership reacted angrily today to a resolution introduced in the US Congress seeking the right to self-determination for Baloch people, with prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani describing the move as an attack on the country's sovereignty. Gilani condemned the resolution moved in the US House of Representatives by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher yesterday. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Karachi Port, he said: "We condemn it as it is against our sovereignty". In a statement, foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar took strong exception to the resolution on Balochistan, which has witnessed a spike in...
  • Iranians held in Pakistan over cross-border attack

    01/01/2012 9:55:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Pakistan Tribune ^ | Monday, January 2, 2012 | AFP
    Pakistan detains Iranian border guards after they allegedly killed a Pakistani national. Pakistan on Sunday detained three Iranian border guards after they allegedly crossed the border and shot at a car, killing a Pakistani national, local Pakistani officials said. The Iranians reached Mazan Sar Mashkail, in Washuk district, three kilometres (1.8miles) inside Pakistan where they opened fire on a vehicle they were chasing, according to officials in Balochistan. "All three personnel of Iranian border security force were taken into custody for their penetration inside Pakistan and killing a Pakistani national on our soil", Saeed Ahmad Jamali, Deputy Commissioner of Washuk...
  • [ Balochistan Liberation Army ] BLA claims responsibility for Quetta blast

    01/01/2012 7:43:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    International News Network ^ | Monday, January 2, 2012 | unattributed
    Quetta: The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for the Friday's blast in Quetta that killed at least 13 and injured 30 others. BLA spokesman Meerik Baloch told reporters on phone that it was a suicide attack carried out by Darwaish Baloch who he said was a member of their Majeed Shaheed Brigade. Police have not yet confirmed nature of the blast and police chief yesterday said preliminary investigation suggested it was a cra bomb attack. "We are facing difficulties to know about the nature of the blast because many of the witnesses who were present at the scene...
  • 'Bomb attack' targets Iran city of Chabahar

    12/15/2010 1:01:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | December 15, 2010
    An explosion in the south-eastern Iranian city of Chabahar has caused dozens of casualties, Iranian news sources say. The blast, said to be a suicide attack, took place outside the Imam Hossein Mosque, the Irna news agency said.
  • Militants attack Nato tankers in Balochistan(Pakistan)

    10/08/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 8 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | 09 Oct, 2010
    QUETTA: It seems there was no respite in attacks on Afghanistan bound Nato convoys as several more oil tankers were destroyed when unknown armed men attacked the oil tankers in the area of Mithri of the Bolan district.
  • Exposed Jihadis Put Pakistan on the Spot

    05/05/2009 1:03:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 562+ views
    Asia Times ^ | May 5, 2009 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    The high-profile arrest of a group of Pakistani militants in mid-April in the restive Afghan province of Helmand by the Afghan army and their subsequent handover to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for grilling exposed a jihadi network running to the heart of urban Pakistan. In the course of interrogation, the militants confessed to being recruited, trained and then launched into Helmand after spending some time in places such as the southern port city of Karachi and Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. They also gave details of their Pakistani leaders and their activities, including how these leaders could...
  • U.S. mulling expanded covert war in Pakistan: report

    03/17/2009 9:43:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 17, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the covert U.S. war in Pakistan far beyond the tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Two high-level reports on Pakistan and Afghanistan that have been forwarded to the White House in recent weeks have called for broadening the target area to reach the Taliban and other insurgent groups to a major sanctuary in and around the city of Quetta, the newspaper said on its website, citing senior administration officials. Missile strikes by Central Intelligence Agency-operated drones have until...
  • Pakistan - Burying of women alive defended in Senate

    08/30/2008 1:27:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 350+ views
    Dawn.com (Islamabad) ^ | August 30, 2008 | Ahmed Hassan
    ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Balochistan Senator Sardar Israrullah Zehri stunned the upper house on Friday when he defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.” Senator Bibi Yasmin Shah of the PML-Q raised the issue citing a newspaper report that the girls, three of them aged between 16 and 18 years, had been buried alive a month ago for wishing to marry of their own will. The barbaric incident took place in a remote village of Jafarabad district and a PPP minister and some...
  • Beyond Balochistan (Iran)

    03/04/2007 2:31:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 511+ views
    Beyond Balochistan By Michael Ledeen Among the many peoples who compose Iran, the Baloch are perhaps under the greatest threat, for their “homeland” occupies territory in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and they have long since mastered the arts of both political maneuver and asymmetric warfare against more powerful enemies. The Balochistan People’s Front of Iran, which has claimed credit for several recent attacks on the regime’s security forces in the area, has issued a fascinating and potentially important assessment of these activities. It’s a well written and well argued “lessons learned” from the point of view of an armed resistance...