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Notorious BAP leader Siraj Raisani killed in bomb attack

July 13, 2018      A bomb attack near Mastung has killed notorious leader of Balochistan Awami Party BAP, Siraj Raisani. According to details received by The Balochistan Post, Siraj Raisani and at least 20 others were killed near Derangarh near Mastung, when their campaign meeting was targeted with a bomb on Friday. Reportedly Siraj Raisani’s 14-year-old son has also been killed in the attack, however this could not be verified from independent sources. More than 30 people have also received injuries in the attack. Siraj Raisani was moved to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in critically injured condition after the attack. However, he succumbed to his injuries. Local administration has also confirmed death of Siraj Raisani in, what they called, a ‘suicide attack’. Siraj Raisani joined Balochistan Awami Party only few days ago. He was a candidate of provincial assembly from Mastung in upcoming general elections. Siraj Raisani, brother of former CM Aslam Raisani, previously hea

Current Balochistan: Conflict updates from the ground

12/July/2018 MASHKEY Today Occupying army started a military operation in Meri kour, Zamzil kour, and other rural areas  , Where pakistani army annoyed civilians and looted Useful meterials of houses 12/July/2018 PANJGUR Previous night unknown man continously fired on office of BNP(Awami) Due to that the office was completely destroyed , On the other hand entire armed forces of Baloch have boycotted the Elections and warned entire candidates of elections to not take part in it. 13/July/2018 PANJGUR On 1st of june 2018 pakistani army abducted two brothers from  paroom ,a area of panjgur ,Namely Farooq and Naseem S/O haji karim,, According to new updates they both were released and reached their home. 13/July/2018 AWARAN Today pakistani army started a military operation in perandar,awaran , Where occupying army abducted Two civilians ,Namely Fazal S/O Wahid baksh and Ismail S/O pathan . 13/July/2018 PANJGUR Unknown man successfully burnt the office of BAP in garmagan ,are

Fear and loathing on the New Silk Road: Chinese security in Afghanistan and beyond

Policy Brief Angela Stanzel  @angela_stanzel SUMMARY China’s focus in Afghanistan is moving away from development projects and towards the containment of perceived security threats. Europeans do not yet fully understand China’s new approach, seen in its patrols of the Wakhan Corridor – in what it calls a “joint counter-terrorism operations” with Kabul – and other security initiatives involving Afghanistan. It remains unclear whether China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is still a purely development-focused operation, or whether there is a planned and profound long-term shift in Chinese security priorities. So far, Beijing’s most substantive engagement with Afghanistan has been in border control efforts designed to prevent terrorists from entering China. In addition, “a similar pattern has emerged in Central Asia: China is working to deepen its cooperation with countries in the region by largely concentrating on measures to combat terrorist groups and other threats. Although Bei