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BAAD - Lashkar-E-Balochistan - 2012


Lashkar-E-Balochistan

Lashkar-e-Balochistan is a separatist, militant organization based in Balochistan, Pakistan.[2] Although its exact founding date is unknown, the group first perpetrated an attack in 2009.[3] Lashkar-e-Balochistan was created out of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), with the goal of achieving autonomy for Balochistan and independence from Pakistan.[4] It was declared a terrorist group in 2006 by the Pakistan government.[5] Lashkar-e-Balochistan has engaged in very little political activity since its emergence, although several news articles have mentioned the group’s relationships with foreign diplomats.[6] The group mainly engages in violent attacks targeting Pakistani military or police forces.
Although Javed Mengal is the group’s leader, very little is known about the structure of Lashkar-e-Balochistan.[7] The group uses several different tactics to raise funds, including charities and donations, kidnapping, and robbery.[8] According to the newspaper, The Nation, Lashkar-e-Balochistan has also received state sponsorship from India for their campaigns against Pakistan.[9] Indian, American, British and Israeli intelligence agencies have also been cited as supporters of Lashkar-e-Balochistan and other separatist, anti-Pakistan insurgencies, allegedly providing funding and support for the organization.[10] However, these accusations have never been confirmed. The Pakistan Ministry of Interior has banned the group and taken steps to decrease the threat they pose, including disarming the group in 2013 and prohibiting members from carrying weapons.[11] View full narrative

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Legend

Primary Ideology

  • Ag = Anti-Globalization
  • An = Anarchist
  • En = Ethnic
  • Ev = Environmental
  • Le = Leftist
  • Re = Religious
  • Ri = Rightist
  • Se = Separatist
  • Su = Supremacist
  • Vi = Vigilante

Relationship

  •  Ally
  •  Suspected Ally
  •  Rival
  •  Violence
  •  Mixed Relations

Lethality

  •  Blue 0 - 1479 fatalities
  •  Green 1479 - 2958 fatalities
  •  Yellow 2958 - 4437 fatalities
  •  Orange 4437 - 5916 fatalities
  •  Red 5916 - 7396 fatalities

Lethality is calculated as the total number of fatalities from 1998-2012.

Strength

Icon sizes depict approximate relative sizes of the organizations.

  • Smallest 0 - 10 members
  •   11 - 100 members
  •   101 - 1000 members
  •   1001 - 10000 members
  • Largest > 10000 members

Other Notes

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