Pakistani armed forces - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pakistani armed forces Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying only two border police and a civilian were killed. The two armies traded fire Friday around the Chaman border crossing, which has been... Sun, 07 May 2017 14:10:00 GMT 2017-05-07T14:10:00Z Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan said. On the Afghan side, officials reported six killed in the incident, a significant escalation of hostilities between the two neighbors. Fri, 05 May 2017 15:02:00 GMT 2017-05-05T15:02:00Z Pakistan executes 3 militants convicted by military courts ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military say authorities have executed three Pakistani Taliban militants after they were convicted by military courts over links to acts of terrorism. In a statement, it said the latest executions were carried out Thursday. Pakistan has executed 428 prisoners — mostly convicted of routine murders instead of a... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:22:00Z Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban say the country's top intelligence service is using a captured senior militant to spread propaganda that the militant group is beholden to spy agencies in India and Afghanistan. Pakistan's army released a video late Wednesday showing Ahsanullah Ahsan, a longtime media spokesman for the Taliban and another extremist g... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:04:00Z Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military sentenced an Indian naval officer to death Monday on charges of espionage and sabotage, officials said. Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, had been convicted by a military tribunal, the Pakistani army said in a statement. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan's armed forces, signed off on the sentence. ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-04-10T12:59:00Z Taliban attack kills 6 in Pakistan, including census workers LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying census workers in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six people — two data collectors and four soldiers who were escorting them, a government spokesman and police said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, said... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:09:00 GMT 2017-04-05T09:09:00Z Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. The measure was approved by the lower house on Tuesday, but has yet to be voted upon by the senate. It would essentially extend the system which has already been in place for two years. A previous 2015 amendment... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T14:43:00Z Afghan-Pakistani border tensions costing millions PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly. Officials on both sides of the border say in just one month, the closure has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost trade, and tons of perishable goods have rotted in stranded trucks. The two countr... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-15T14:27:00Z Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday. Pakistani security forces have carried out sweeping country-wide raids ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:53:00 GMT 2017-02-17T19:53:00Z Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter feud JERUSALEM (AP) — A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own, in an episode that underlines the potentially harmful impact of such stories in sensitive global affairs In an apparent response to a fake story claiming Israel's former defense m... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:37:00 GMT 2016-12-25T18:37:00Z Pakistan appoints new army chief ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's office of the prime minister has announced that Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as the new army chief and Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. A statement issued Saturday said that on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain has promoted the two lieutenant ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:05:00 GMT 2016-11-26T15:05:00Z 4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents and two soldiers were killed, the military and officials said. The army said 14 troops were also wounded in the attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand tribal... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:35:00 GMT 2016-11-26T06:35:00Z Britain urges Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir crisis ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's top diplomat on Thursday urged Pakistan and India to find a lasting solution for Kashmir a day after a deadly exchange of fire killed more than a dozen people in the disputed Himalayan region. But after meeting with Pakistani officials, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters in Islamabad that it was up to the two South A... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:51:00 GMT 2016-11-24T15:51:00Z Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10 MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Indian troops fired on a Pakistani passenger bus in Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 10 civilians in one of the deadliest incidents in weeks of violence in the disputed Himalayan region, stoking tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the shelling "naked aggression," and the gover... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:21:00 GMT 2016-11-23T19:21:00Z