The Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated seconds after his vehicle passed through a railway crossing.
After the incident the CM said that some local elements were involved in the assassination attempt. However, this incident revealed a newly emerged militant group called Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi, which has apparently no linkage with the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Serious efforts are needed to monitor and exert an effective control over the banned outfits because we cannot afford more on our table. It is also important to monitor local separatist elements in Balochistan because it is highly believed that they are involved in assassination of people of other ethnicities residing in the province.