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Islamic terrorism increases in secular Balochistan as Pakistan face accusations of inaction against terrorism.
By Ludovica Iaccino
The three suicide bombings that killed at least 60 people in Quetta, Pakistan, on 24 October, have shone a spotlight, once again, on the problem of growing Islamic terrorism in the vastly secular province of Balochistan.
The Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) terror group claimed responsibility for the attack at the police training facility, while the Pakistani government accused the Sunni militant organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi for the carnage.
BSO-AZAD Protests in Karachi and Quetta against the Unlawful Abduction of Shabir Baloch by Pakistani Forces in Balochistan
Karachi, Oct 9 : Baloch Students Organization – Azad held a protest rally in Karachi against the unlawful arrest and enforced disappearance of Shabir Ahmed Baloch, Secretary Information, BSO-Azad. A large number of Baloch students and activists took part in the peaceful rally that gathered in front of the Karachi Arts Council and marched up to Karachi Press Club, carrying banners and portraits of the enforced disappeared student leader from Awaran, Balochistan. A similar protest rally was held in front of Quetta Press Club. Human rights activists, Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Nasrullah Baloch, Vice Chairman Mama Qadeer Baloch and a number of students and members of civil society participated the demonstration. The protester were holding banners and placards highlighting the unlawful arrest and disappearance of Shabir Baloch and murder of Hasil Baloch aka Qazi on 4th and 5th October respectively.
According to details the FC (Frontier Constabulary) and police conducted joined raids in Killi Ismael and surrounding areas in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.
Separately, Pakistan forces also conducted raids in Soorab area of Balochistan.
QUETTA: A suicide bomber targeted the emergency services ward at Quetta’s Civil Hospital Monday, killing at least 63 people and leaving scores injured.
The bomber struck soon after dozens of lawyers gathered at the hospital following the killing of the Balochistan Bar Association President, who was shot dead this morning.