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Pakistan says militant attack on army post kills soldier

Jan. 14, 2022 12:43 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants attacked an army post Friday in Pakistan's restive northwest, bordering Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that killed a soldier, the military said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. According to a military statement,...

Pakistan Taliban confirm ex-spokesman's death in Afghanistan

Jan. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the killing over the weekend in neighboring Afghanistan of the group's former spokesman and vowed to avenge the slaying. The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which is also known as TTP, announced on Twitter...

Pakistan sentences 4 to death over attack near militant home

Jan. 12, 2022 14:36 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for their involvement in a car bombing last year that killed four people near the residence of an anti-India militant leader. The court also served up a five-year jail term for a woman convicted of...

Taliban: Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

Jan. 10, 2022 06:39 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine children and wounded four, according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor. A statement from the governor’s office said the blast took place when a cart...

Pakistani police say they killed 6 militants in southwest

Jan. 09, 2022 07:02 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counterterrorism police killed six militants from the Islamic State group in an overnight raid at a hideout in the southwestern city of Quetta. A police statement issued Sunday said the raid was carried out in the provincial capital's Manzoor...

Snow cleared after deaths of 22 people at Pakistani resort

Jan. 09, 2022 06:59 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Roads at a popular Pakistani resort were cleared Sunday after the deaths of 22 people who were stuck in their cars during a heavy snowstorm as temperatures plummeted, officials said. More than 4 feet (1 meter) of snow fell in the area of the Murree Hills resort in...

Cold kills 22 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort

Jan. 08, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 22 people, including 10 children, died in a popular mountain resort town in Pakistan after being stuck in their vehicles overnight during a heavy snowstorm as temperatures plummeted, officials said Saturday. Most of the victims died of hypothermia,...

India sends medicines to Afghanistan, wheat to follow

Jan. 07, 2022 08:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India delivered two tons of medicines to Afghanistan on Friday, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government. The medicine was given to Kabul’s Indira Gandhi Hospital, which was set up with Indian assistance in 2004, Indian External Affairs...

Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants

Jan. 06, 2022 04:25 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it’s a birthday without the birthday boy. Her son, Asfand Khan, was 15 in...

Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners, nuke assets

Jan. 01, 2022 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Asian archrivals India and Pakistan exchanged lists of each other’s citizens held in prison Saturday through their respective diplomats in Islamabad and New Delhi. The two sides also exchanged lists of their nuclear assets and facilities under an agreement...