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The Baloch Insurgency in 2019

Although the current phase of Baloch insurgency is the longest in the history of Balochistan, some critics say Baloch separatists have failed to achieve their objectives. As a result, the Baloch underground organizations have become radicalized. In this context, they cite the example of the Majeed Brigade, the suicide squad within the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). The said Brigade targeted the Chinese consulate in Karachi, too. Due to some suicide attacks perpetrated by Baloch insurgents, some argue that a section of them has become more violent radical. But Baloch nationalists do not agree with the assumption. To them, this is the same old spark which is in the play, in somewhat different tactical way.