Baluch Nationalist-Separatist Militant Alliance Threatens Pakistani Security Forces

Author
Farhan Zahid
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Jamestown Foundation
Abstract
Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province has experienced a fresh wave of nationalist-separatist terrorist attacks since 2019, with new targets indicating shifting trends. Baluch nationalist–separatist militant groups have not only ramped up their attacks, but also have changed strategy and formed a new alliance. The implications of this are a steep incline in attacks against the Pakistani security forces.
Topic
Security, Nationalism, Insurgency, Non State Actors, Islamism, Separatism
Political Geography
Pakistan, South Asia