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India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

Pakistani PM to raise Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly

Sep. 13, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister assured residents of disputed Kashmir on Friday that he will expose years-long Indian oppression and human rights violations in the region when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly this month. Imran Khan made the comments in his first speech to a...

Indian soldiers injured in boat incident with Chinese army

Sep. 12, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — Chinese and Indian army boats collided on a lake in an area of Kashmir claimed by both countries, injuring some Indian soldiers, but the incident has been settled, Indian officials said Thursday. The collision occurred Wednesday because of different perceptions of the disputed border in...

Police say Indian troops have killed a militant in Kashmir

Sep. 11, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian troops have killed a suspected militant during an operation in the northern part of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, the region's police chief said. Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh said that Asif Maqbool Bhat was killed in a brief shootout Wednesday morning in Sopore...

Pakistan army accuses India of 'state terrorism' in Kashmir

Sep. 6, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has accused India of being responsible for "state terrorism" in the Indian-controlled sector of the divided Kashmir. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa also said the Pakistani military is ready for "every sacrifice" and "will never abandon" the people of Kashmir. He says the...

Villagers tired of living dangerously along Kashmir frontier

Aug. 29, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

CHAKOTHI, Pakistan (AP) — Villagers in Chakothi in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir are frustrated with living in constant fear of fighting along the heavily militarized frontier in the disputed Himalayan region. Their situation has been exacerbated since India's government, led by the Hindu-nationalist...

The Latest: Trump speaks with leader of Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the disputed Kashmir region (all times local): 5 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, on the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India. Earlier in the day, the White...

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted Monday in the main city of Srinagar. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but...