Little is known about the new leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi, who takes the reins of a group that is a shadow of its former self.
At least 60 people -- including seven children aged below 10 -- died in the barbaric suicide bombing, and locals came out in force in the streets in outrage against the militant group.
The al-Qaeda-linked extremist alliance was caught off guard by last week's US and Kurdish raid on top ISIS leader in an area it claims to control.
Separatists who take refuge in Iran are capitalising on Balochistan residents' resentment of Chinese economic exploitation.
Iran's memorialisation of Qassem Soleimani is 'a part of Tehran's efforts to portray a terrorist as a hero of the Muslim world', said one observer.
Counterterrorism police said they had stormed a hideout in Quetta and killed six militants, but 'around four to five managed to escape'.
Law enforcement agencies say they have dismantled multiple ISIS-K groups in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in recent months.
The extremist group is exploiting technological advances to find new ways to inflict harm, experts caution, calling for ongoing vigilance.
The TTP and other terrorist groups are using Beijing's oppression of Muslims as a pretext for attacks.
The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and China's expanding influence in Pakistan are two observed reasons why militant activity has spiked in recent months.