Latest Pakistani armed forces News

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...

Afghan Taliban's victory boosts Pakistan's radicals

Oct. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, a quiet and persistent warning is circulating: The Taliban are returning. Pakistan’s own Taliban movement, which had in years past waged a violent campaign against the...

Pakistan army says militants kill 5 troops near Afghanistan

Oct. 02, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Taliban targeted security forces in a vehicle travelling near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing four soldiers and one policeman, the military said Saturday. In a statement, they said the attack took place in the Spinwam area of...

Pakistan: Troops kill 10 militants in shootout in northwest

Sep. 28, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces killed 10 militants, including four insurgent commanders, in a shootout in a former Taliban stronghold in the country's northwest Tuesday, the military said. According to a military statement, troops also seized a...

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...