Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in Pakistan

Nov. 16, 2019 1:07 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani provincial government minister says a roadside bomb has killed three paramilitary troops and wounded five in the country’s southwest overnight. Zia Lango, home minister for Baluchistan province, says a remote-controlled bomb was placed in a motorcycle parked in...

Bomb attack kills 3 soldiers on patrol in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says a roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded another in a northwestern district bordering Afghanistan. The military statement Tuesday said the soldiers were on patrol in the North Waziristan region when the explosion hit their vehicle. No one immediately claimed...

Pakistan says Indian shells kill 3 civilians in Kashmir

Oct. 25, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say Indian troops have fired mortar shells across the Line of Control that divides the disputed Kashmir region, killing three civilians and wounding three others. Raja Shahid Mehmood, a deputy district commissioner, said Friday that Pakistani troops...

Report: Smartphone malware targeting Pakistani officials

Oct. 23, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A security firm says fake smartphone apps laden with malware are targeting Pakistan's military and government. A report Wednesday by Canadian company BlackBerry identifies new espionage campaigns attempting to steal sensitive data from mobile devices. BlackBerry says it doesn't know who is...

India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 9

Oct. 20, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least nine people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir early in...

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

Oct. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces attempted Thursday to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum. Gulalai Ismail's elderly parents said they were ordered to come outside "just to talk," but refused. The security men...

Troops in Kashmir exchange fire, 4 civilians killed

Oct. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both sides said Wednesday, as tensions remain high between the two South Asian countries. Kashmir is split between Pakistan...

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'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...

Pakistan rescues 2 British climbers, search on for 3 others

Sep. 30, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has airlifted two British climbers to safety and that efforts are underway to rescue their three climbing partners stranded on a peak in the country's north. Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said on...