Latest Kashmir News

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 2 killed

Jun. 18, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian soldiers were killed in a car bombing that targeted an armored vehicle in disputed Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Two other Indian soldiers and three rebels died in separate clashes. The car bomb late Monday struck the army vehicle as it passed through the southern...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

Jun. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle. The Indian army said the attack was...

Rebels ambush Indian soldiers in Kashmir, 6 combatants dead

Jun. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir launched an attack on paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday, killing five, officials said. One militant also died in the fighting. At least two militants in a car approached soldiers patrolling streets in the southern town of...

India officials stop Amnesty International event in Kashmir

Jun. 12, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir stopped Amnesty International from holding an event on Wednesday announcing a report on detention of activists in the disputed region under a law that allows people to be held for up to two years without trial. The authorities cited the...

Islamic State group claims involvement in Kashmir gunbattle

Jun. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed involvement in a gunbattle in Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan territory where militants have fought Indian rule for decades. The group released a statement on an IS website Tuesday saying that "soldiers of the caliphate" had been wounded in a clash in...

Indian court jails 3 for life in rape case in Kashmir

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A court on Monday sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in a case that has exacerbated tensions in the disputed region. Judge Tejwinder Singh sentenced...

Police: 2 ex-cops among 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

Jun. 7, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Four militants were killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including two counterinsurgency police officers who defected to fight with rebels in the disputed region, police said Friday. The fighting erupted late Thursday after police and soldiers...

Pakistan sentences 3 to 5-year in jail over terror financing

May. 31, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced three militants to five years in prison after finding them guilty of collecting funds for an outlawed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir earlier this year. According to a statement...

India's new government signals Hindu and India-first goals

May. 31, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a Cabinet on Friday, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited with delivering him a thunderous reelection and appointing a former diplomat to signal the government's focus...

Kashmir civilian killed, many injured in anti-India clashes

May. 29, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two gunbattles between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels triggered a new round of anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed Himalayan region on Wednesday which left one civilian dead and at least 100 others injured, police and residents said. Protesters helped rebels escape at...