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Quetta Blast has left the world pained as more than 70 people died. But this blast has made Pakistan even more dangerous. Well, not in terms of any Anti- India sentiments but as part of the safety and security of the Pakistanis. The heinous blast that killed mostly lawyers in the hospital has been claimed by the faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) called Jamat-ul-Ahrar and Islamic State both.

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Islamic State in Pakistan

IS has already terrorized the world with Middle-East as its birthplace. Even though the chances of the IS involvement in the Quetta Blast is less, but the interest of IS in Pakistan is dangerous. Pakistan especially the Balochistan province is disturbed by the Islamic and separatist insurgency since a long time. There have been many killings by the Taliban and its factions in all over the country. However, if Islamic State finds a place in Pakistan, it can be dangerous for the rest of the Asia. IS has released many maps of their caliphate and Pakistan has been one of the key places for them. Quetta along with entire part of Balochistan has seen the sentiments of Shiites and Sunnis and Islamic State can get easy grounds there. If the IS has truly blasted the hospital in Quetta then Pakistan should be very alert.

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC

 


Tahreek-e-Taliban in Pakistan

It is already like cancer to the Pakistan people and government. The violence that has been spread by them in Pakistan is beyond imagination. There are claims that Pakistan Army that operates against the insurgency in Balochistan gave birth to these radical and fundamental Islamic Groups to sideline the secular Nationalist ethnic groups of Balochistan. However, Pakistan Army and Government deny this.

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC

The magnitude of the Quetta Blast is immense especially for all the South and Southeast Asian countries in terms of Terrorism and Islamic Insurgency.

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