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Truck, van with smuggled petrol collide in Pakistan; 6 die

Oct. 23, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a truck and a van carrying smuggled gasoline collided in southwestern Baluchistan province and the ignited fuel killed six people. Officer Abdullah Rind says three others suffered serious burns in the collision on an intercity highway on Tuesday. The van was...

Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

Oct. 22, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi. Mohammad Khalid died on Monday morning, two days after setting himself on fire. Khalid's self-immolation — according to a letter...

Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths

Oct. 22, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Armed soldiers and police fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces. The death toll of civilians in an...

8 combatants, 6 civilians die in Kashmir battles, clashes

Oct. 21, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said. Meanwhile, three Indian army soldiers and two suspected...

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

Oct. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country. The...

The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

Oct. 19, 2018 4:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 1 p.m. Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least...

Pakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guards

Oct. 18, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants this week. Qureshi gave this assurance to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who spoke with him by phone a day...

Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporter

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say the sons of a suspected drug dealer arrested in the country's northwest have killed a local reporter who wrote about their father's case. Wajid Ali, a police official in Haripur district, says Sohail Khan was gunned down because of his article in the Kay-2 newspaper...

Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian dead

Oct. 17, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two rebels, a civilian and a counterinsurgency police official, residents and police said. At least a dozen journalists...

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

Oct. 17, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-year-old...