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Rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

- Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence since a ceasefire was agreed in 2003.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Srinagar - Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

Nine killed in Indian firing on Kashmir bus: Pakistan

Muzaffarabad - At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan.

Militants killed as three-day Indian Kashmir gunbattle ends

Srinagar - A gunbattle which lasted almost three days in Indian Kashmir ended Wednesday with the killing of two militants holed up inside a government building, as the region reels from deadly unrest.

Boy's killing sparks fresh clashes, curfew in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main city came under curfew again after thousands clashed with government forces during the funeral of boy killed in protests, police said Saturday.

Three suspected rebels killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Srinagar - Indian soldiers Thursday killed three suspected militants who tried to attack an army base in Indian Kashmir, officers said, the latest incident to have hiked tensions with archrival Pakistan.

One dead in suspected rebel attack on Indian Kashmir army camp

New Delhi - Suspected militants fired on an army camp in Indian Kashmir late Sunday killing one trooper, police said, two weeks after a similar deadly attack that spiked tensions between arch rivals India and Pakistan.

Pakistan impregnable, military insists after Kashmir 'raid'

Bani - Pakistani military officials point to an Indian army post high on a forested ridge along the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, insisting any incursions are impossible, after skirmishes ignited dangerous tensions between the nuclear rivals.

India-Pakistan tensions stir villagers' wartime memories

Abupura - As he surveyed his largely deserted village along India's border with Pakistan, Kuldeep Singh cast his mind to his childhood when his home was on the frontline of a full-blown war between the two arch rivals.

New India-Pakistan salvos as UN chief offers to mediate

New Delhi - Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions.

UN chief offers to mediate over Kashmir tensions

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered to act as mediator between India and Pakistan to defuse rising tensions over disputed Kashmir.

India evacuates border villages after commando raids on Pakistan

Connaught Place - India evacuated thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out ground raids along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir that have dramatically escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

India pulls out of key summit in Pakistan: govt

New Delhi - India on Tuesday pulled out of a key regional summit in Pakistan citing an increase in cross-border attacks, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalates.

Indian army blocks infiltration by Pakistan militants

Srinagar - The Indian army on Tuesday blocked an attempt by suspected Pakistani militants to cross into Indian-administered Kashmir, a spokesman said, days after a deadly raid on a military base in the territory.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Srinagar - Gun battles raged on the disputed border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir Tuesday, two days after a deadly raid on an Indian army base that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

Modi vows to punish those behind Indian Kashmir base attack

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to punish those responsible for Sunday's "despicable" and "cowardly" attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir that left 17 soldiers dead. "We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri.

India blames Pakistan militants for Kashmir attack which killed 17

Srinagar - Gunmen hurling grenades killed 17 soldiers in a raid on an army base in Indian Kashmir Sunday, with India blaming Pakistan-based militants for the worst such attack in the disputed region for over a decade.

Five dead in strife-torn Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - A police officer and four militants were killed in separate incidents Sunday in Indian administered-Kashmir as hundreds of residents clashed with security forces in the region hit by weeks of deadly unrest.

Two Indian soldiers among four killed near Kashmir border

Srinagar - Two soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed overnight in a gunbattle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the disputed territory's de facto border with Pakistan, the Indian army said Saturday.Colonel N. N.

Facebook accused of censoring posts on Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.

Thousands of Pakistanis protest Indian Kashmir killings

Islamabad - Thousands of people marched in streets across Pakistan on Wednesday to protest violence in India-administered Kashmir, AFP journalists said, as the death toll from days of clashes between demonstrators and security forces rose to 45.

India police seize newspapers amid Kashmir unrest

Srinagar - Police seized tens of thousands of newspapers in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Saturday and detained printing press workers, ramping up an information blackout after a week of unrest left 39 dead, officials and media outlets said.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Five more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir clashes

Srinagar - Five people including a teenage girl were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir after a popular rebel leader was shot dead, police said Monday, taking the toll to 23.

Toll hits 18 as police, protesters clash in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir clashed for a second day Sunday as anger over the death of an influential rebel leader boiled over, with 18 people killed in some of the worst civilian unrest to hit the region since 2010.
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The coach makes a point to his wards.
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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) office in Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar gestures on location.
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Basharat lends a helping hand.
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and t...
The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and the Indian security forces intensified. Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100 civilians killed. The Kashmir Valley has seen over 80 days of curfew since the end of June.
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Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir.