Latest Kashmir News

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Jul. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. The soldiers were in the semi-autonomous region to police its local parliamentary...

Officials now say no ban on animal sacrifice in Kashmir

Jul. 16, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday said there is no ban on the sacrifice of animals during the upcoming Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday, a day after the government asked law enforcers to stop the sacrifice of cows, calves, camels and other animals. ...

Indian troops kill 3 suspected militants in Kashmir shootout

Jul. 14, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed three suspected militants in a shootout in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes between troops and residents. The Indian military said militants opened fire at...

Indian officials say 10 combatants killed in Kashmir

Jul. 08, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Eight suspected rebels and two Indian soldiers were killed in a series of counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir, police said Thursday, as many shops were shut in parts of the region to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of a popular rebel commander...

AP PHOTOS: Health workers vaccinate Kashmir nomads

Jul. 07, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Young health worker Masrat Farid has trekked long distances through remote Himalayan meadows in Indian-controlled Kashmir to vaccinate nomadic herders in a campaign launched in June. Her challenge isn't the treacherous terrain, she says, but persuading people to get...

Anti-India protests after troops kill 5 rebels in Kashmir

Jul. 02, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five suspected rebels and an army soldier were killed Friday in a gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir which triggered anti-India protests and clashes between government forces and local residents, officials said. The gunfight erupted shortly...

Police: Kashmir rebel in police custody killed in gunfight

Jun. 29, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A suspected rebel commander being held in police custody was killed in a gunfight between government forces and another militant in disputed Kashmir’s main city, Indian police said Tuesday. The suspected commander, Nadeem Abrar, was arrested...

Police: Suspected militants kill Kashmir officer, family

Jun. 28, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected militants fatally shot a police officer, his wife and their daughter in Indian-controlled Kashmir, authorities said Monday. Police said anti-India militants entered officer Fayaz Ahmad's home in the southern Tral area late Sunday and...

Indian military: 2 drones intercepted over base in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's military said it thwarted a major threat when it intercepted two drones flying over an army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Monday, a day after suspected explosives-laden drones were used to attack an air base in the disputed region. ...

Indian police say bomb-laden drones hit air base in Kashmir

Jun. 27, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian officials said Sunday they suspect explosives-laden drones were used to attack an air base in the disputed region of Kashmir, calling it the first such incident of its kind in India. Dilbagh Singh, the region's police director-general, told...