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Suicide Bombing Kills Pakistani Insurgent Wanted for Attack on Chinese

By Taimoor Shah, Mujib Mashal and Zia ur-RehmanDec. 27, 2018KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — After the Chinese Consulate in a major Pakistani city was attacked by a squad of suicide bombers last month, Pakistani officials pointed fingers at the commander of a separatist group waging an insurgency in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.On Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed that commander, Aslam Baluch, along with five associates in an upscale neighborhood of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan.

No group claimed responsibility for the latest Kandahar bombing. But it is widely believed to be an act of revenge for November’s consulate assault, highlighting the cross-border trading of insurgents and attacks by proxy that remains at the heart of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.To Afghan officials, Tuesday’s attack bore the hallmarks of an operation directed by Pakistan’s military intelligence service, the I.S.I.ADVERTISEMENT“The bomber was sent and guided by the I.S.I.,” Maj. Gen. Tadin K…

Pakistan has to pay the price for attacking Baloch people in Kandahar-Achakzai

December 28, 2018
Pakistani ISI will have to pay the price for attacking Baloch people on Afghan soil, Tadain Achakzai statedAccording to details received by The Balochistan Post, Tadain Achakzai, Chief of Kandahar police, expressing grief on the killings of Baloch leaders, has stated that Pakistan’s ISI will have to pay the price for attacking Baloch people in Kandahar.Tadain Achakzai is the Police Chief of Kandahar province of Afghanistan replacing his brother, late Raziq Achakzai who recently was killed in a suicide attack.Achakzai believes that behind the killings of his brother as well as Baloch leaders in Kandahar is Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)While talking to Afghan media, Mr.Achakzai further stated that “our Baloch guests were attacked, who had migrated to Afghanistan due to brutal operations of Pakistani Army and intelligence agencies”.“The Baloch people are fighting very tough. The Pakistani military does not want them to be free, because t…

Warning bells: If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India

Vikram_SoodWe could soon see America leave Afghanistan's brutal war half-finished. The implications of this will be dreadful for ordinary Afghans. This is no good news for India either.Nearly forty years ago, on Christmas Day in 1979, Soviet tanks and troops were airlifted into Kabul — in what became a bloody battle between ‘godless’ Communists on one side, and Islamic mujahedeen backed by the West, Pakistan, the Emirates and Saudi Arabia on the other.  If the 1980s were the years of what ultimately came to be known as the Afghan jihad, the 1990s were the years of civil war, with the Taliban triumphant in Kabul.The 21st century has seen the results of an unending US-led ‘Global War on Terror’, located in Afghanistan, among other Muslim countries. The Afghans were punished for their location — while Pakistan rewarded for its. This also makes it the longest war that any country has faced in modern times.Today, most people, when they talk about the situation in Afghanistan, also refe…

A dead body discovered from Quetta

December 27, 2018
From news desk of *(The Balochistan Post)*Dead body of a man has been found from Quetta city of Balochistan on WednesdayAccording to details received by The Balochistan Post, dead body of a man has been discovered in Kasi Abad Saryab road area of Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan.A chit was also recovered from the pocket of deceased his name and address written on it, He has been identified as, Rehmat-ullah s/o Rasool Bakhash resident of Killi Jalal-Abad, Mach, Bolan area of Balochistan.Scores of decomposed and mutilated dead bodies have been found from different parts of Balochistan in last few years. Many of the bodies have later been identified as those of the missing persons.Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, a campaign group by the families of Baloch missing persons, allege that Pakistani secret services kill and dump the bodies of missing activists in remote areas.VBMP claims that tens of thousands of Baloch activists have been arrested, who are kept in in…

Ustad Aslam Baloch’s struggle is a major pillar in Baloch movement- Dr Allah Nazar

December 27, 2018
From news desk of *(The Balochistan Post)*Recent picture of BLA's Aslam Baloch and BLF's Dr Allah Nazar
Ustad Aslam was among the top leaders due to his skills and sacrifices’ said Dr Allah Nazar BalochAccording to details received by The Balochistan Post, Baloch nationalist leader and head of BLF, a pro-freedom militant organization, Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, in a statement while paying tribute to Ustad Aslam Baloch and colleagues, said that martyrdom of Aslam Baloch, Sardaro aka Tajoo, Karim Marri, Sangat Akhtar Baloch, Farid Baloch and Sadiq Baloch is definitely a national loss. It will take ages to repair this loss. But Ustad Aslam Baloch was a leader of such a caliber who has built a cadre of youth who will fulfill their mission at all costs. Mission of martyrs including Ustad Aslam Baloch will continue to till the establishment of an independent Balochistan.He said that losing an old cohort like Ustad Aslam Baloch in such days of turmoil is very saddening.…

INTERVIEW: Balochistan is a strategic center of gravity - Colonel Lawrence Sellin

Interview with Retired U.S. Army colonel Lawrence SellinHe is a retired American Colonel, a war veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq and a mission to West Africa. He is also an expert of Kurdish and Arabic languages. He has a keen interest in the AfPak region and is also a harsh critic of the lenient USA policy towards Pakistan and China.
Sangar Media Group took the opportunity to hold an interview with Retired USA Army Colonel Lawrence Sellin. We are thankful to Mr. Sellin for taking his time out for this interview.Q1.      The US has begun to withdraw from Afghanistan. What USA has achieved in the nearly two decades spent in Pak-Afghan region?Mr.Lawrence Sellin:
After an initial victory deposing the Taliban regime, attempting to rebuild the country and establish democratic institutions, Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming a major strategic defeat for the United States. We were unwilling to take the fight to the real enemy, Pakistan, without whom the Taliban would never have reemerged an…