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UN calls for ‘probe’ into Kashmir abuses – Rumors fuel mob attacks

GENEVA, June 14, (Agencies): The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights …

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India, Pakistan agree to end Kashmir firing

Storm kills 38 in India SRINAGAR, India, May 30, (Agencies): Thousands of people from the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir headed back to their homes near the de facto border with rival Pakistan on Wednesday, after their armies agreed to stop exchanging artillery fire following repeated recent clashes. …

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Kashmir violence kills 7

Indian troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men in the disputed region. Counterinsurgency police and paramilitary soldiers raided a cluster of homes in a densely populated neighborhood of Srinagar after …

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Suspected militants fatally shoot 3 in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, May 1, (Agencies): Suspected militants shot and killed three men in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Tuesday, as the disputed region observed a strike to protest the killing of two rebels and a civilian this week during India’s counterinsurgency operation. Three suspected insurgents fired at the three local men …

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Kashmir shut by strike, security day after deadly fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule have shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after deadly protests and fierce fighting killed 16 combatants and four civilians. Armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear fanned out across the region …

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Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir as troops kill 8 rebels

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least eight rebels have been killed in fighting with Indian troops in disputed Kashmir, triggering a new round of anti-India protests and clashes, officials said Sunday. The gunbattles in southern Kashmir began overnight after government forces raided two villages following a tip that rebels were …

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Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir

JAMMU, India (AP) — Five members of a family were killed and two others wounded on Sunday in cross border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, officials said. The five were killed after a shell fired by Pakistani soldiers hit their home in Poonch region along the …

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India troops kill 2 Kashmir militants in gunfight, soldier hurt

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say two militants have been killed and a soldier wounded in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir. Police say at least two insurgents were trapped overnight in a home on the outskirts of the region’s main city of Srinagar after they unsuccessfully attempted to snatch a …

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Three militants killed in Jammu, Kashmir

NEW DELHI, March 12 (KUNA) — Indian military sources said Monday that three local militants were killed in a face-off with security forces in Anantnag district of north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indo Asian News Agency reported, quoting army sources, that the security forces launched an operation …

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Kashmir shuts after Indian troops kill 4 civilians, 1 rebel

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir were under curfew and businesses and schools were shut Monday to contain anti-India protests that spilled into the streets overnight after soldiers killed four civilians and a rebel. Militants fired at a checkpoint in southern Shopian area Sunday night and a shootout …

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