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Curfew, strikes in Kashmir after top militant’s death

Thousands of Indian police and troops enforced a lockdown Wednesday in parts of Kashmir, fearing violent reprisals a day after a top militant commander and two civilians were killed in clashes in the disputed Himalayan territory. Residents in the old quarters of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir, were …

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Indian forces kill top Kashmir commander – Property law challenged

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 1, (Agencies): Indian forces killed a top militant commander in Kashmir on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which one protester was killed and dozens injured. Abu Dujana, a senior fighter from the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, was killed during a raid near Srinagar in the disputed Indian-held territory …

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Army firing kills Kashmir man – Anti-India strike held

SRINAGAR, India, July 22, (AP): Indian soldiers fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and wounding another after some threw rocks, police and residents said. Police said soldiers on patrol were pelted with rocks near the main mosque in Beerwah town, where worshippers …

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Crash kills 16 pilgrims in India

SRINAGAR, India, July 16, (AFP): At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit. The bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, the …

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7 Hindu pilgrims killed in Indian Kashmir

NEW DELHI, July 11, (Agencies): Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide. The pilgrims were on their way back from the Amarnath shrine deep in the Himalayas …

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Militants storm army camp in Indian Kashmir, kill two

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Militants attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing two security personnel before taking positions inside the complex, officials said. Up to four gunmen attacked the large base in Nagrota just before dawn, a senior army official said. One …

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Joint India-China military exercise in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 (KUNA) — Indian security forces on Wednesday announced that India and China military forces have carried out a joint army exercise in the eastern region of Ladakh in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir. The move comes amid efforts from both the sides to improve bilateral ties …

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Indian army says it killed 3 suspected rebels in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army said Thursday that its soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said the militants fired at sentry posts and tried to enter an army camp in the forested Langate …

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‘Abandon dream of Kashmir’ – Pakistan denounces India’s speech at UN

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27, (AFP): Islamabad has branded an address by India’s foreign minister to the UN in which she accused Pakistan of terrorism in disputed Kashmir as a “litany of falsehoods”. Tensions between the longtime rivals have spiked over a recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that …

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Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire – Pressure builds on Delhi to retaliate

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 20, (Agencies): Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire across their disputed border in Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after a deadly raid on an army base that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants. Eighteen soldiers died in Sunday’s attack, which was the worst of its kind to …

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