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India says it Foils Attack on Kashmir Base, Kills Three Militants

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Oct 6  – Indian soldiers shot dead three suspected militants who tried to raid an army base in northern Kashmir on Thursday, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that has raised tensions with neighbouring Pakistan. The three men were found in an orchard near the army base

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In Escalation, India says Launches Strikes on Militants in Pakistan

By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, Sept 29 – India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation. Pakistan said two

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Kashmiris Warn India its Crackdown is Turning Some to Militancy

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 28 – Simmering anger over India‘s crackdown on 10 weeks of protests in Kashmir risks drawing more young people to radical rebellion, demonstrators and security officials warn, as the sense of despair and alienation from New Delhi deepens. In the worst unrest in the disputed Himalayan region for six years, more than

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Pakistan’s Sharif says World Ignores South Asia Tension at its Peril

By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore rising tension in South Asia at its peril. Sharif told the annual United Nations General Assembly Pakistan could not ignore India’s “unprecedented” arms build-up

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Curfew, Protests Mar Muslim Holy Day for Families in Indian Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Sept 13  – In Srinagar, Indian Kashmir’s main city, calls to prayer ringing out from mosques went largely unanswered on Tuesday, as families in the Muslim-majority region heeded a curfew that made celebrating Eid nigh impossible. Adil Lateef was an exception. The 22-year-old was able to slip out of his

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India to Replace Some Pellet Guns with Chilli-Filled Shells in Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Sept 5 – Indian security forces will use shells full of a chilli compound as an alternative to shotgun pellets, to control crowds in Kashmir, the interior minister said on Monday, after widespread use of the weapons wounded thousands and inflamed public anger. More than 3,800 people have been wounded

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