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Belt and Road

Pakistani militants against Belt and Road targeted in Afghanistan

Killings of separatist sympathizers among Baloch 'refugees' rise in Kandahar

A Pakistani sentry at the Angoor Adda outpost on the border of South Waziristan with Afghanistan.    © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- Members of Pakistani militant groups who attack projects under China's Belt and Road Initiative are being assassinated in growing numbers in Afghanistan by Pakistan security forces.

According to Kiyaa Baloch, a journalist covering insurgency in Pakistan's massive Balochistan province, the intensification of Pakistani military operations against Baloch separatist groups first kicked off in 2004. Many Baloch families have since fled across the border to Afghanistan, where locals regard them as refugees.

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