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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 to allow tourists back into locked-down Kashmir

Oct. 8, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will allow tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave because of security concerns amid an Indian crackdown, an official said Tuesday. But tourists are unlikely to experience normal life in the disputed area or be able to...

India’s air force says it shot down its own helicopter

Oct. 4, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s air force said Friday it accidently shot down one of its own helicopters as it engaged Pakistani fighter planes in an aerial confrontation in Indian-controlled Kashmir in February. Air Chief Rakesh Singh Bhaduria said “it was a big mistake.” Six air force...

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...

3 rebels, 1 Indian soldier killed in clash in Kashmir

Sep. 28, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian security forces on Saturday killed three insurgents in an exchange of gunfire in Indian-controlled Kashmir and rescued a civilian in whose house they took refuge. Police said in a Tweet that five rebels entered the house in Batote town in Jammu region after they were chased by...

Kashmiris eagerly await India, Pakistan leaders' UN speeches

Sep. 27, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir hope speeches by Indian and Pakistani leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Friday will turn world attention to an unprecedented lockdown in the disputed Himalayan region. Simmering tensions in Kashmir are threatening to erupt into open...

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...

India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice...

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...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...