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Simmering Feud Triggers String Of Assassinations in Balochistan

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Gandhara blog (RFE/RL), 8 August 2014

Gandhara authors Abubakar Siddique and Qasim Khan Mandokhel look at the “deepening blood feud between the clan of [Kandahar’s] powerful Afghan provincial security chief and the Taliban [that] has resulted in a series of assassinations in southwestern Pakistan.” They quote locals and politicians in Balochistan province saying that scores of recent murders in the region’s northern districts are the result of tit-for-tat killings between the supporters of General Abdul Razeq and Afghan Taleban hiding in Balochistan.