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Pakistan on high alert following Baloch attacks on security posts

Insurgent group threatens China as PM Khan pledges a 'befitting response'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's response to devastating recent attacks by Baloch militants on security posts in Nushki District of Balochistan Province is being closely watched in Beijing and Islamabad. (Nikkei montage/Getty Images/AFP/Jiji)

ISLAMABAD -- Analysts are assessing how seriously Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's efforts to maintain good ties with China may have been undermined in the wake of serious attacks by militants on security posts in the southwestern province of Balochistan early in the month.

On Feb. 2, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a militant separatist group, attacked two posts belonging to the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, in fighting that lasted 70 hours.

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