Latest Kashmir News

Kashmir students face terror law for cheering Pakistan win

Oct. 26, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir are investigating students and staff at two medical colleges under a harsh anti-terror law for celebrating India's loss to archrival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup cricket game, officials said Tuesday. Police said...

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

Oct. 20, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few miles from the activist’s home in Srinagar,...

Pakistan's military: Navy blocked Indian sub from its waters

Oct. 19, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said its navy detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea over the weekend. In a statement Tuesday, the military said the Indian submarine had been detected by the navy's...

6 combatants, 2 workers killed in fresh violence in Kashmir

Oct. 16, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India- (AP) — Assailants fatally shot two non-local workers in two targeted attacks in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday night, police said, days after five people were killed in a similar fashion in the disputed region. The killing comes hours after...

Indian troops kill 5 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Oct. 12, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected militants in two clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, a day after rebels killed five army soldiers in a gunfight in the disputed region. The first clash erupted following a raid by...

5 Indian soldiers killed in gunfight with rebels in Kashmir

Oct. 11, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five Indian soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle with militants fighting against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir on Monday, officials said, as violence in the disputed region has increased in recent weeks. Police and soldiers...

Assailants fatally shoot 2 schoolteachers in Kashmir

Oct. 07, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Assailants fatally shot two schoolteachers in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday in a sudden rise in targeted killings of civilians in the disputed region, police said. Authorities blamed militants fighting against Indian rule for the attack in...

Assailants fatally shoot 3 men in disputed Kashmir

Oct. 06, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Assailants shot and killed three men in Indian-controlled Kashmir in separate attacks blamed by police on militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region. In the first incident Tuesday, police said militants fired at a prominent...

AP PHOTOS: India builds strategic tunnel project in Kashmir

Sep. 30, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

SONAMARG, India (AP) — High in a rocky Himalayan mountain range in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, hundreds of people are working on an ambitious project to drill tunnels and construct bridges to connect the Kashmir Valley with Ladakh, a cold-desert region isolated half the year...

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

Sep. 25, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts....