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Belt and Road

Reunified Pakistani Taliban threatens China's Belt and Road

Factions regroup under an al-Qaeda umbrella with foothold near Xinjiang

Pakistani troops arrive to repel an attack on an air force base in Peshawar in late 2015.   © Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- As peace negotiations between the Afghan Taliban and the government in Kabul continue, Pakistan's leading Taliban group, which operates from Afghanistan, has announced the reunification of various breakaway factions.

Analysts believe this will cause internal security problems for Pakistan and also raise threats to projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the country's northwest.

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