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Police officers and local residents dig to search bodies of victims of avalanches in Doodnail village in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to more than 155 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Razaq)

Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said...

Pakistani air force jet crashes in training, 2 pilots killed

Jan. 7, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's air force said one if its aircraft crashed during training Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, killing the two pilots. The FT-7 jet trainer went down in an open area and caused no damage on the ground, the air force statement said. It said an investigation had been...

Kashmir border shootings kill 2 Pakistani, 2 Indians

Dec. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, with the latest exchang es killing two Pakistani troops, an Indian soldier and a civilian woman, officials on both sides said Thursday. The Pakistani military said in a statement that its troops came under attack...

Pakistan says Indian shooting kills 3 in Kashmir

Dec. 22, 2019 6:26 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Sunday that mortars fired by Indian troops into Pakistan's portion of the disputed Kashmir region have killed three civilians and damaged nearly a dozen homes in recent days. However, India's military blamed Pakistan's forces for initiating the...

Pakistan writes to UN, says India placed missiles in Kashmir

Dec. 19, 2019 12:19 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday he has written to the United Nations to warn the world body of what he says are actions by New Delhi to position missile launchers in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. In the letter Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he wrote earlier this...

FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani court sentenced the country's former military ruler to death in a treason case relating to the imposition of a state of emergency by him in 2007 when he was in power. Musharraf who is apparently sick and receiving treatment in Dubai where he lives was not present in the courtroom when judges announced ruling on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Pakistan sentences former dictator to death in treason case

Dec. 17, 2019 9:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced the country's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said. It's the first time in Pakistan's history that a former army chief and ruler of...

2 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Dec. 5, 2019 9:46 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military says its troops have raided a militant hideout in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers and two militants. In a statement, it said Thursday’s shootout took place near the village of Boya in...

India says Pakistan firing kills 2 civilians in Kashmir

Dec. 3, 2019 9:27 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers fired at about a dozen border posts in civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir on Tuesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven others injured. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said Pakistani...

Pakistan court OKs new 6-month term for army chief

Nov. 28, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday extended the army chief’s term for six months, ending days of legal tension with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. That’s still less than the three-year extension Khan originally wanted to keep the army chief at his post. But...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa attends a military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court is giving government lawyers an extra day to argue their case in favor of extending the powerful army chief's term. Wednesday's, Nov. 27, 2019 decision adjourns the case until the following day. The government will use that time to fix what the court says are procedural mistakes made this summer, when Bajwa was reappointed for another three years. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Pakistan court delays ruling on army chief’s retirement

Nov. 27, 2019 9:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court is giving government lawyers an extra day to argue their case in favor of extending the powerful army chief’s term. Wednesday’s decision adjourns the case until the following day. The government will use that time to fix what the court says are...