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Bahlolzai is Pashtun tribe in Pakistan. Bahlolzai is considered a clan of the Mahsud tribe.[ citation needed ] They live in Mahsud area in south Waziristan. [ citation needed ]


The center of Mehsud tribe's population is the Makeen-Laddah-Tiarza-Sarwakai belt in South Waziristan. However, Mehsuds also live in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank. [ citation needed ]

The Mehsuds are divided into Four main clans (famously known as the "Dre-Maseed" meaning four " Mehsuds) i.e.

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