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European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit

Oct. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A group of European Parliament members arrived in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation to travel to the disputed region since India stripped it of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. The group, from 11 countries,...

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...

Indian troops kill 3 senior Kashmiri militants

Oct. 23, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian forces have killed a top militant commander and his two associates in a counterinsurgency operation in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Wednesday. Hamid Lelhari and his associates were killed Tuesday evening in a gunfight that erupted after Indian security forces...

Library removes Sikh memorial after criticism from India

Oct. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut library has removed a memorial to Sikhs killed in India 35 years ago after a protest telephone call from the Indian Consulate in New York. The memorial, which was put up in June, included a plaque, flags and a portrait of a Sikh separatist movement leader, Sant Jarnail...

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...

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 to allow tourists back into locked-down Kashmir

Oct. 8, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will allow tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave because of security concerns amid an Indian crackdown, an official said Tuesday. But tourists are unlikely to experience normal life in the disputed area or be able to...

India’s air force says it shot down its own helicopter

Oct. 4, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s air force said Friday it accidently shot down one of its own helicopters as it engaged Pakistani fighter planes in an aerial confrontation in Indian-controlled Kashmir in February. Air Chief Rakesh Singh Bhaduria said “it was a big mistake.” Six air force...

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...