Rebels, Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan's unruly southwest

By Reuters | Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:00 PM

* Unlikely alliance unnerves security officials

* Government bogged down fighting Taliban on western frontier

* Attacks against Shi'ites, army, civilians occur almost daily

By Syed Raza Hassan

QUETTA, Pakistan, March 14 (Reuters) - One is a band of separatists fighting for independence from Pakistan. The other is a feared group of Islamists bent on killing Shi'ite Muslims whom they see ...

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