Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Bombing kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

Sep. 20, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb has killed two soldiers, when it struck an army vehicle in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. The military said in a statement that the two soldiers were overseeing border fence work. It said the device was planted by militants...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

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...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani troops in attacks near Afghan border

Sep. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says gunmen have killed four of its soldiers in two different attacks in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. A military statement Saturday says troops building a fence along the border in the Dir area came under attack from across the border. The firing killed three...

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...

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...

Pakistani PM keeps powerful army chief in place 3 more years

Aug. 19, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister is keeping his powerful army chief in place for another three years, amid heightened tensions with India over Kashmir as well as the end of U.S.-Talban peace talks for neighboring Afghanistan. Imran Khan postponed on Monday the retirement of Gen. Qamar Javed...

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...

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Aug. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government...

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Aug. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days. The...