Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Taliban bomber hits Pakistani army vehicle in NW, wounding 3

Aug. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a military vehicle carrying a brigadier and two junior officers in a former tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding all three, officials said. The attack took place on a bridge in the town of Ladha in South Waziristan, a former...

Bombing in Pakistani town near Afghan border kills 5

Aug. 10, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb targeting an anti-drug force tore through a busy market in southwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10 others, police and hospital officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion in the...

Policemen and paramilitary soldiers patrol a road during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was clamped in the region’s main city of Srinagar in view of information about protests planned by anti-India groups to mark Aug. 5 as “black day.

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

Aug. 4, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was...

Afghan officials say Pakistani rockets kill 9, wound 50

Jul. 31, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fired a barrage of rockets across its southwestern border, killing nine people and wounding 50 in an Afghan frontier town, Afghan officials said Friday. Pakistan said Afghan border guards fired first and blamed them for the previous night's exchange. The shooting that led...

This photograph shared by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Twitter shows Rafale fighter jets escorted by Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jets as they enter the Indian airspace Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said.(Twitter via AP)

5 French fighter jets delivered to India in military upgrade

Jul. 29, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said, as the country seeks to modernize its military amid security challenges with Pakistan and China. The planes landed at the airbase in Ambala in Haryana...

Pakistani military says soldier killed in cross-border raid

Jul. 29, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military said militants killed a soldier in a cross-border attack on a security post on Wednesday near the Afghan border. The attack took place in Bajur, a former tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the country's northwest, according to a military statement. It...

Senior UN official skips Pakistan visit, citing flight issue

Jul. 26, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly announced Sunday that he was postponing a scheduled visit to Pakistan “due to some technical flight problems." Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was elected president of the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly last...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, attends Ashraf Ghani's inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban put the son of the movement's feared founder in charge of its military wing and added powerful figures to its negotiating team ahead of expected talks aimed at ending Afghanistan’s decades of war, Taliban officials say. On Monday, July 13, 20202, four-and-a-half months since the signing, Khalilzad tweeted that “a key milestone in the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban agreement” had been reached as American troop numbers dropped to 8,600 from about 12,000 and five bases were closed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

UN says thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan

Jul. 26, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.N. report says more than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban group responsible for attacking Pakistani military and civilian targets. The report released this week said the group, known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP),...

Abdul Aziz, who was injured when shrapnel from an Indian mortar wounded his arm, talks to journalists in Chiri Kot sector near the Line of Control, that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Villagers living along a highly militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir have accused India of “intentionally targeting” civilians, but they are vowing that they would never leave their areas. Villagers say the fear of death is no longer present in their hearts after spending so many years in a state of shock and uncertainty. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Villagers say India targets civilians in Pakistan Kashmir

Jul. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CHIRIKOT, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani villagers living along a highly militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir accused India on Wednesday of intentionally targeting civilians, but they vowed never to leave. Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over the disputed region since...

India-Pakistan fighting in Kashmir kills 3, wounds 2

Jul. 18, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Firing between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir has left three members of an Indian family dead and two Pakistani civilians wounded, officials from both sides said Saturday. A 50-year-old Indian woman, her husband...