Balochistan’s Bloody 2010


In the first week of December, Balochistan’s governor and twice-elected former chief minister Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. The official convoy of the Baloch governor was attacked on the RCD National Highway when he was returning from Kalat district to the provincial capital, Quetta. While the governor narrowly escaped the bid on his life, a shadowy Baloch armed group, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), accepted responsibility for the assault on the governor’s convoy. The organization, which champions the cause of Balochistan’s separation from Pakistan through an armed movement, admitted that Magsi was the prime target for of the attack which was meant to avenge the recent killing of Baloch political workers allegedly by the security forces. (Read More)

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