Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Officials: Roadside bomb wounds 11 troops in SW Pakistan

Jan. 20, 2021 2:45 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle in a remote area of southwestern Baluchistan province Wednesday, wounding at least 11 troops, security officials said. The attack on the Frontier Corps patrol took place in the district of Sibi and at least four soldiers...

Pakistani raid kills Taliban suspected of slaying of troops

Jan. 18, 2021 5:08 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a hideout Monday in a former insurgent stronghold in the country’s northwest and killed two Taliban fighters, including one suspected of involvement in an October attack that killed six soldiers, the military said. A third suspect was...

Pakistani military says Indian fire kills soldier in Kashmir

Jan. 14, 2021 9:01 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military said Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, killing a Pakistani soldier, the latest in continued tensions between the two South Asian nuclear rivals. A statement from the military condemned what...

Raids in Pakistan's NW leave 3 soldiers, 2 militants dead

Jan. 14, 2021 7:48 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided two militant hideouts in a former insurgent stronghold in Pakistan's northwest Thursday, triggering shootouts that left three soldiers and two insurgents dead, the military said. The separate raids took place in the North Waziristan district of Khyber...

Pakistan military: Fence bordering Afghanistan nearly done

Jan. 11, 2021 12:27 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Monday it has nearly completed a fence along the border with Afghanistan, which Islamabad says is necessary to prevent militant attacks from both sides. Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar, spokesman for Pakistan’s armed forces, said more than 83% of the fence along...

Pakistan's military tests guided multi-launch rocket system

Jan. 7, 2021 10:27 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Thursday it successfully conducted a successful test flight of a rocket system capable of carrying a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometers (about 90 miles). In a statement, miliary leaders said the weapon system, called Fatah-1, will give...

Early morning light falls on Pir Panjal mountains between India-Pakistan Line of Control (LOC) of Balakot in Poonch, about 250 kilometers (156 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. From sandbagged Indian army bunkers dug deep into the Pir Panjal mountains in the Himalayas, villages on the Pakistan-controlled side of Kashmir appear precariously close, on the other side of the Line of Control that for the past 73 years has divided the region between the two nuclear-armed rivals. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

AP Photos: Indian army patrols border with rival Pakistan

Jan. 6, 2021 9:21 PM EST

JAMMU, India (AP) — From sandbagged Indian army bunkers dug deep into the Pir Panjal mountains in the Himalayas, villages on the Pakistan-controlled side of Kashmir appear precariously close, on the other side of the Line of Control that for the past 73 years has divided the region between the two...

Militants attack checkpoint in Pakistan, killing at least 7

Dec. 27, 2020 7:33 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least seven Pakistani security men were killed when a group of militants attacked a paramilitary checkpoint early Sunday in a province rocked for years by an insurgency, a statement from Pakistan's army said. Officials say gunmen attacked the Frontier Corps post in the district...

Military chopper crashes in north Pakistan, killing all 4

Dec. 27, 2020 12:05 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter on a rescue mission crashed overnight, killing all four aboard, the military said Sunday. The military said the helicopter was transporting the body of a soldier who died after getting trapped in an avalanche when it crashed Saturday evening in the...

Pakistan army says it killed 10 militants in southwest raid

Dec. 22, 2020 11:22 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant separatist hideout in a remote town in southwestern Baluchistan province Tuesday, triggering a shootout in which 10 suspects were killed, the military said. The attack, based on intelligence provided to the military, came after troops...