Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Pakistan says Indian fire kills soldier in disputed Kashmir

Oct. 10, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir, killing one of its soldiers and wounding two women in a village. In Thursday's statement, the military says Pakistani troops deployed along the heavily militarized frontier returned fire,...

India's moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

Oct. 2, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of that territory that borders China. On Aug. 5, New Delhi stripped Indian-controlled Kashmir of its statehood...

Pakistan rescues 2 British climbers, search on for 3 others

Sep. 30, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has airlifted two British climbers to safety and that efforts are underway to rescue their three climbing partners stranded on a peak in the country's north. Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said on...

India says Pakistan has reactivated militant camps

Sep. 23, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's army chief said Monday that Pakistan has reactivated militant camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir and about 500 militants are waiting to infiltrate into India. Gen. Bipin Rawat didn't provide any evidence to back his claims. Senior officials at Pakistan's foreign ministry denied the...

Bombing kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

Sep. 20, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb has killed two soldiers, when it struck an army vehicle in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. The military said in a statement that the two soldiers were overseeing border fence work. It said the device was planted by militants...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani troops in attacks near Afghan border

Sep. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says gunmen have killed four of its soldiers in two different attacks in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. A military statement Saturday says troops building a fence along the border in the Dir area came under attack from across the border. The firing killed three...

Pakistan army accuses India of 'state terrorism' in Kashmir

Sep. 6, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has accused India of being responsible for "state terrorism" in the Indian-controlled sector of the divided Kashmir. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa also said the Pakistani military is ready for "every sacrifice" and "will never abandon" the people of Kashmir. He says the...

The Latest: Trump speaks with leader of Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the disputed Kashmir region (all times local): 5 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, on the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India. Earlier in the day, the White...