Latest Kashmir News

8 more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse, toll at 9

May. 21, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of eight more workers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said, taking the death toll to nine after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway tunnel system that...

1 found dead, 9 missing after tunnel collapses in Kashmir

May. 20, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of one worker in Indian-controlled Kashmir after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region and are continuing to search for nine others who are trapped, officials said Friday. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway...

Indian court convicts Kashmiri rebel leader of terrorism

May. 19, 2022 05:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Thursday convicted a top Kashmiri separatist leader in a terrorism-related case that carries a maximum sentence of the death penalty or life imprisonment. Mohammed Yasin Malik had been charged with terrorist acts, illegally raising funds, being a...

Minority Hindu Kashmiris protest killing of community member

May. 13, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hindus in Indian-controlled Kashmir staged protests on Friday, a day after assailants fatally shot a Hindu government employee in the disputed Muslim-majority region. Police blamed anti-India rebels for the killing of Rahul Bhat, a revenue clerk, inside an...

India's Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr amid attacks on community

May. 03, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Muslims across India marked Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday by offering prayers outside mosques, with the celebrations this year following a series of attacks against the religious minority during the month of Ramadan. “We will not have the same kind of...

India's Modi touts development projects in visit to Kashmir

Apr. 24, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Himalayan Kashmir on Sunday for his first public event since New Delhi stripped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy and took direct control in 2019. Modi remotely inaugurated a tunnel and work on two hydropower...

6 rebels, soldier killed in Kashmir ahead of Modi's visit

Apr. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six suspected rebels and an Indian paramilitary officer were killed in two separate clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday, two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the disputed region. A gunfight broke out on the outskirts...

Pakistan sentences anti-India militant leader to 31 years

Apr. 08, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced a militant leader linked to the Mumbai terrorist attacks to 31 years in prison on charges of terror financing, his lawyer said. The sentence is the latest for Hafiz Saeed, who was arrested in 2019. He was sentenced the...

Haunting Canada boarding school shot wins World Press Photo

Apr. 07, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A haunting image of red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside, with a rainbow in the background, commemorating children who died at a residential school created to assimilate Indigenous children in Canada won the prestigious World Press Photo award Thursday. ...

India soldier killed, 4 workers injured in Kashmir attacks

Apr. 04, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A paramilitary solider was killed and another wounded in a rebel attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city, while four laborers were injured in two separate attacks elsewhere in the disputed region, police said Monday. Two militants on a motorbike...