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US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

Security troops kill 6 separatists in raid in SW Pakistan

Sep. 25, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces overnight killed six militants of a separatist group in a raid at their hideout in the mountains of southwestern Baluchistan province, the military said Saturday. Counterterrorism police arrested three others from the...

Shootout in northwest Pakistan kills 7 soldiers, 5 militants

Sep. 15, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military raided a militant hideout in the country's restive northwestern region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed seven soldiers and five insurgents, the military said Wednesday. The Pakistani Taliban released a...

The Latest: Kabul kids rush to school hours after US departs

Aug. 30, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even as the U.S. and its NATO allies left Afghanistan, some of the gains of the last 20 years were on display as boys and girls rushed to school early Tuesday. Masooda was hurrying to get to her fifth grade class at a private school. “I’m not...

Pakistani army: Accidental explosion at arms factory kills 3

Aug. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A large explosion at Pakistan's key weapons-producing factory late on Thursday killed at least three employees and wounded two, the military and local authorities said. The army said the blast was an accident. According to the army's statement, the...

Pakistan sends troops after Muslim mob attacked Hindu temple

Aug. 05, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday deployed paramilitary troops in a conservative town in the country's eastern Punjab province, a day after a Muslim mob attacked and badly damaged a Hindu temple there. In New Delhi, India’s foreign ministry summoned a...

Pakistan army completes 90% of fence along Afghan border

Aug. 03, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

TORKHAM, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Tuesday it has completed 90% of a fence being constructed along the border with Afghanistan, vowing to complete the project this summer. Pakistan says it is constructing the fence to prevent cross-border militant...

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Jul. 27, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban. The statement said 46 members of the Afghan...

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Jul. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. The soldiers were in the semi-autonomous region to police its local parliamentary...

Iran state news: Bandits kill 4 troops near Pakistan border

Jul. 24, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Armed bandits killed four members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in fighting in a southern province, the official IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The report said the clash between Guard members and the bandits happened Friday night in the...