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Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldier

Sep. 22, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a soldier was killed in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border, a sign of increasing violence in an area that until recent years served as a base for Pakistani and foreign militants. The attack late Monday...

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout with militants

Sep. 20, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Sunday said two soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants during a search operation in the country’s northwest, a former militant stronghold. The operation was conducted late Saturday in the Spalga area near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a protest against the Indian army's decision to close a fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killing of five Kashmiris in Pathribal in March 2000, in Srinagar, India. In a separate case, the Indian military on Friday, Sept. 18, said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists on July 18, 2020. Police ordered an investigation into the accusation of a staged gunbattle, and the results have not yet been released. The results of the police probe are likely to spark an outcry among Kashmiri activists who for years have accused Indian troops of abusing their powers and repeatedly targeting civilians. Placard at background right reads,

Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killings

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military on Friday said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists. Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman, said police are investigating whether...

India says Pakistan shelling kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 16, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers barraged each other with mortar shells and gunfire along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, killing an Indian soldier and wounding two others, an official said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesperson, said three soldiers...

In this photo released Pakistan's military information wing 'Inter Services Public Relations', a U.S. delegation headed by peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, third left, hold talks with Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, second right, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan was in Pakistan on Monday to express his gratitude for Islamabad's role in helping launch the much-awaited negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan representatives, the Pakistani military said. (Inter Services Public Relations via AP)

US envoy lauds Pakistan's role in Afghan peace talks process

Sep. 14, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan was in Pakistan on Monday to express his gratitude for Islamabad's role in helping launch the much-awaited negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan representatives, the Pakistani military said. The historic negotiations kicked off over the weekend in...

Pakistan says Indian cross-border fire kills girl in Kashmir

Sep. 13, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An 11-year-old Pakistani girl was killed and four other villagers critically wounded by Indian troops firing into the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Sunday. The military said the “unprovoked firing” by India troops...

Pakistan arrests journalist for sharing anti-army content

Sep. 11, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani journalist was arrested on Friday in the port city of Karachi on charges of spreading hateful content against the country's military on social media, the police and the journalist's family said. Bilal Farooqi, who worked for the English-language daily The Express...

Water is sprayed on a French-made Rafale fighter jet during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala, India, Thursday, Sept.10, 2020. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India adds 5 French-made fighter jets in military upgrade

Sep. 10, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian air force inducted into service five French-made Rafale fighter jets Thursday amid heightened tensions with China along their disputed frontier. New Delhi has sent reinforcements of fighter jets and military equipment to the Ladakh region after the tense standoff there escalated...

Pakistan says 5 militants killed in raid near Afghan border

Sep. 7, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says security forces shot and killed a local militant commander along with four of his associates in a raid on Monday near the border with Afghanistan. It identified the slain commander as Wasim Zakaria and said he was involved in multiple attacks on security...

Pakistani officials: Roadside bomb hits army, kills 3 troops

Sep. 3, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb on Thursday targeted a military vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, a former militant stronghold, killing three soldiers and wounding four, the Pakistani military said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, raising fears they were...