Gunmen who carried out India's Punjab attack were Muslim: police


DINANAGAR, India - Three gunmen who fought a 12-hour battle on Monday near the Pakistan border were Muslim, the Punjab police chief said on Tuesday, contradicting speculation that the attack may have been carried out by Sikh separatists.

Nine killed in day-long Indian gun battle near Pakistani border

DINANAGAR, India - Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed. | Video

27 Jul 2015

Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated

ISLAMABAD - When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

26 Jul 2015

Taliban seize Afghan police base, push closer to strategic pass

KABUL - Taliban militants have captured a large police base in northeast Afghanistan, forcing the mass surrender of more than a hundred policemen and pushing closer to a strategic pass at the border with Pakistan, local officials and security sources said on Sunday.

Deadly flash floods in Pakistan damage roads and crops

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed at least 28 in Pakistan and affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies, with further downpours expected in the coming days.

World, Natural Disasters 24 Jul 2015

Militant group disowns faction; more attacks in Indian Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan/SRINAGAR, India - A Pakistan-based militant group has disowned a splinter faction suspected of a string of killings in Indian-occupied Kashmir, with the rebuke followed swiftly on Friday by a string of attacks on telecoms facilities in the state's main city.

24 Jul 2015

Militant group disowns splinter faction in Indian-controlled Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistan-based militant group on Thursday disowned a splinter faction suspected of a string of killings in Indian-occupied Kashmir, with concerns growing that rogue insurgents could ratchet up tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.

23 Jul 2015

Pakistan Supreme Court to hear Christian woman's blasphemy case

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the death sentence of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that hit global headlines after the murder of two politicians who tried to intervene on her behalf.

22 Jul 2015

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange gunfire, not sweets on Eid

SRINAGAR, India - Indian and Pakistani forces traded fire across their disputed frontier over the weekend, when Muslims celebrated the festival of Eid al-Fitr, injuring several civilians and raising tension despite a recent agreement aimed at improving ties.

19 Jul 2015

Civilian deaths, drone, put chill back in India-Pakistan ties

ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier on Thursday, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan said, days after the leaders of the nuclear-armed rivals agreed to high-level talks.

16 Jul 2015