Pakistani police said that a powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least five worshippers and wounding dozens.
The State Department said it was classifying the BLA as a global terrorist group, making it a crime for anyone in the US to assist the militants and freezing any US assets they may have.
Security forces take control of five-star Pearl Continental hotel near Gwadar seaport after it was stormed by four militants of Balochistan Liberation Army, who killed a security guard ahead of intense gun battle.
While years of government neglect caused the antagonism between the state and the local population, a fusion of international actors fuelled the conflict.
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