For nearly 15 years, members of the fragmented nationalist rebellion in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan clamored for international support. But recent statements by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about alleged Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan have some sympathizers worrying they might inadvertently provide Islamabad with an excuse to intensify its crackdown against Baluch nationalists.
Eyewitnesses described terrifying scenes after an overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 150 people, including many women and children, who had rushed to the site to collect fuel spilling from the crashed vehicle. Ejaz Hussain Lashari, a student, said: “I heard everyone sitting nearby crying for help. You couldn’t understand what they were saying. I could only understand everyone was calling for help.
Islamic State claims to have executed two Chinese nationals who were abducted last month in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, in the heart of a large-scale infrastructure project between the two countries. The claim, by the Isis news agency Amaq, came hours after the Pakistani military announced it had carried out a successful operation against Isis-affiliated militants in the same region. The Chinese couple were studying Urdu in Quetta, where they reportedly also ran a Mandarin language course.
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Selecting a term
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