Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Gunmen ambush Pakistani troops in SW, killing 3, wounding 8

Jul. 14, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants armed with assault rifles ambushed security forces as they patrolled a remote town in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least three troops and wounding eight others, the military said. The attack took place near the town of Panjgoor in Baluchistan province, the...

Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NW

Jul. 12, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Sunday said four soldiers and four militants were killed during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. A statement from the military’s public relations wing said the exchange of fire took place after the...

Relatives and party workers carry the coffins of a politician Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father and brother during their joint funeral in Bandipora town, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot Bari, a leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said, in a first major attack against India’s ruling party members in the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Pro-India leader, 2 family members killed in Kashmir

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally shot a pro-India politician in Kashmir along with his father and brother, police said, in the first major attack against members of India’s ruling party in the disputed region. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir for...

Pakistan: Exchange of fire with India kills boy in Kashmir

Jul. 1, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops have traded fire in Kashmir in an exchange that killed a boy in the Pakistan-controlled section of the disputed Himalayan region, officials said Wednesday. In a statement, Pakistan’s military said India targeted civilian residents with artillery, mortars...

Pakistan army says Indian spy drone shot down in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Sunday said it shot down a small Indian spy drone that flew hundreds of meters into Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the ninth such downing of an Indian drone this year. The military statement said the drone was shot down in the Hot Spring border...

Pakistani military: 2 soldiers killed in militant attack

Jun. 21, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants ambushed a Pakistani army vehicle in a former Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold near the Afghanistan border, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers, the army said Sunday. It said two soldiers were also wounded in Saturday night's attack near the border...

Pakistani students shout slogans against Indian government during a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris struggling for their independence, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Indian fire kills Pakistani girl, wounds family in Kashmir

Jun. 21, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Indian troops backed by artillery and long-range guns fired on villages along the border in the Pakistani-administered side of the Kashmir region, killing a 13-year-old-girl and wounding her mother and brother, local officials and Pakistan’s military said Sunday. In a...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan’s army chief has told Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates that despite the challenge of COVID-19, Pakistan plans to restart polio vaccination campaigns across the country. The military said late Wednesday, June 10, that Gen. Qamer Javed Bajwa spoke by phone with Gates who has worked to try and eradicate polio worldwide. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistan army chief says anti-polio campaign to restart soon

Jun. 11, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has told Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates that despite the challenge of COVID-19, Pakistan plans to restart polio vaccination campaigns across the country. In a statement late Wednesday, the military said Gen. Qamer Javed Bajwa spoke with...

Bomb targeting army vehicle kills 2 Pakistani troops in NW

Jun. 10, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb targeting a vehicle carrying troops exploded Wednesday, killing two soldiers and wounding two others in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, the military said. The soldiers were on patrol when the attack happened near Miran Shah, a key town in the North...

Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone inside Kashmir

May. 27, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops shot down a small Indian spy drone as it flew into the country's airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the military said. In a statement, it said the drone was shot down over the Rakhchikri border village when it entered Kashmir...