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Nine dead as deadly Kashmir battle heightens India-Pakistan tensions

Srinagar - Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a battle with Kashmir militants that left nine dead, officials said, just days after a major suicide bomb attack escalated tensions with neighbouring Pakistan.

Four Indian soldiers killed in battle with Kashmir militants: police

Srinagar - At least four soldiers died Monday in a fierce gunfight with rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir just four days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said.

India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing

Srinagar - Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region.

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

New Delhi - Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region.

India vows 'heavy price' after deadly Kashmir attack

New Delhi - India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.

37 killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Srinagar - At least 37 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir in one the deadliest attacks on government forces there, police said.

Blast kills 12 soldiers in Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - At least 12 Indian soldiers were killed on Thursday in the deadliest attack on government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir in more than two years, police said.

Death toll hits a new peak in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - The most deadly year in a decade has left Indian-controlled Kashmir facing a grim future with militant groups and the New Delhi government digging in for an even fiercer battle in 2019, experts say.

Kashmir locked down as Indian forces warn against protests

Srinagar - Indian authorities locked down parts of restive Kashmir on Monday as police fired tear gas at protesters defying a curfew to march against the shooting death of seven civilians.

Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir: police

Srinagar - Seven civilians were killed as Indian troops fired on protesters Saturday after a gunfight left three armed rebels and a soldier dead in the disputed region of Kashmir, police and hospital officials said.

Doctors operate on child whose shooting in eye sparked Kashmir anger

Srinagar - Doctors have removed a metal shard from the eye of a toddler shot in Kashmir, whose horrific injuries became symbolic of India's controversial use of pellet-firing shotguns in the conflict-torn region.

Indian pellet guns in Kashmir kill, blind and enrage

Srinagar - Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become an emblem of India's devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing shotguns in Kashmir, where a separatist conflict has raged since 1947.

Eight killed as Kashmir reels from deadly year

Srinagar - Eight people were killed Sunday in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, capping off one of the deadliest weeks this year in a region already suffering its worst bloodshed in a decade.

India gov't dissolves Kashmir state assembly

Srinagar - India's government has dissolved the Kashmir state assembly in a sudden move that could lead to fresh elections and further turmoil in the disputed region also claimed by Pakistan.

Shootout near Kashmir Muslim shrine leaves four dead

Srinagar - A firefight near a 14th century Muslim shrine killed at least four in the Kashmir capital Wednesday and sparked protests in the city, police said.

Six dead in Kashmir violence ahead of polls: Indian officials

Srinagar - Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in the disputed territory on Thursday.

Indian Kashmir in lockdown amid anniversary tensions

Srinagar - Indian authorities imposed a lockdown in the Kashmir valley Sunday, anticipating fresh unrest as separatists urged protests to mark the anniversary of a popular rebel leader's death.

Indian army shoots dead three protesters in Kashmir

Srinagar - Troops shot dead three stone-throwing protesters including a 16-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, as tensions rose ahead of the anniversary of the death of a popular rebel commander.

India to resume military strikes on Kashmir militants

New Delhi - India said Sunday it was resuming military operations against rebels in disputed Kashmir after a rare 30-day suspension for Ramadan expired, with a top minister blaming militant attacks.

Thousands throng funeral of slain Indian Kashmir editor

Srinagar - Thousands of mourners thronged Friday the funeral of a veteran journalist shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike outside his office in the main city of Indian Kashmir.

UN rights chief calls for major probe into Kashmir abuses

Geneva - 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.

India, Pakistan clash on Kashmir border ends brief truce

Srinagar - India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the Kashmir border on Sunday, officials said, killing two guards and ending a days-old agreement to honour a ceasefire in the disputed region.

India halts Kashmir military operations for Ramadan

New Delhi - Indian military operations against rebels in the disputed Kashmir territory were suspended Wednesday in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed.

Dozens injured, blinded after bloody day in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian authorities Monday shut schools and blocked internet services in disputed Kashmir, after a weekend of protests and gunbattles left 20 dead and 200 injured -- including many civilians with damaged eyesight.

20 killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Twenty people have been killed in Indian Kashmir in some of the fiercest fighting this year in the restive Himalayan region, police said Sunday, as authorities braced for more violence.

Kashmir border violence kills nine

Srinagar - At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir on Monday, India and Pakistan said.

Rebel attack leaves eight dead in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Suspected rebels stormed a paramilitary camp in Indian-administered Kashmir early Sunday leaving eight dead, police and security forces said, capping off the deadliest year in a decade for the disputed territory.

Five dead in Kashmir as militant death toll exceeds 200 this year

Srinagar - Five suspected rebels were shot dead by government forces on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, as the disputed territory reels from the deadliest upsurge in armed conflict this decade.

India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was outraged at Pakistan's release of an Islamist leader accused of organising the 2008 deadly Mumbai attacks that nearly brought the nuclear-armed nations to the brink of war.
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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.
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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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Basharat lends a helping hand.
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