Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Gunmen kill 2 Pakistani troops, wound 4 near Iran border

Mar. 26, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen gunmen opened fire on Pakistani security forces patrolling a remote border region near Iran on Thursday, killing two troops, a provincial minister said. Four other troops were also wounded in the attack in the town of Turbat in impoverished Baluchistan province, said...

4 soldiers, 7 militants killed in shootout in NW Pakistan

Mar. 18, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold bordering Afghanistan on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed four soldiers and seven militants, the military said. In a statement, the military said a member of the raiding team, which was...

Ambulances and fire brigade arrive near the site of a plane crash in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Pakistan's air force says one of its fighter jets has crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers. Wednesday's crash was in preparation for National Day celebrations later this month. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistani fighter pilot dies during aerobatic practice

Mar. 11, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani fighter pilot died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers ahead of this month's National Day celebrations, Pakistan's air force said. There were no casualties on the ground or damage to property, according to...

Pakistan army colonel, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Mar. 9, 2020 4:58 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army colonel and two militants were killed Monday in a shootout during a pre-dawn raid in the country's northwest, military and intelligence officials said. In a statement, the military described the militants as “high-value” targets who were...

Questions raised about of China anti-locust 'duck army'

Feb. 27, 2020 8:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Questions were raised Thursday about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation. The Ningbo Evening News had said the legion of lotus-eating waterfowl would be sent from the eastern...

Roadside bomb in SW Pakistan kills 1 soldier, wounds 5

Feb. 9, 2020 7:56 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle in the restive southwestern Baluchistan province, killing one soldier and wounding five others, a local government official said Sunday. The paramilitary troops were attacked while on patrol near the Sharag coal mines,...

CORRECTS NATIONALITY OF CLIMBER TO CANADIAN --  In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan's military, rescued mountaineers Donald Allen Bowie from Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva from Finland, sit in a helicopter after being rescued by the Pakistan Army from Broad Peak, Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Inter Services Public Relations via AP)

Pakistan rescues Canadian, Finnish climbers by helicopter

Feb. 9, 2020 6:30 AM EST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in the country's north, according to the Alpine Club of Pakistan. The two climbers — Donald Allen Bowie of Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva of...

Pakistan says India firing kills civilian in Kashmir

Feb. 9, 2020 2:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official said Sunday that Indian soldiers fired at civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir, killing one civilian and wounding five others. Chaudhry Zulqarnain, a senior police officer in Kashmir, said Indian troops fired...