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2006-08-16 03:38:05

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian soldiers shot dead five suspected Muslim militants as they tried to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The incursion attempt took place in the district of Kupwara, northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, a day after Pakistan said Indian troops had fired into their part of Kashmir, wounding two youths. Islamabad said the incident was the first violation of a ceasefire that has held since 2003. New...

2006-07-11 01:45:09

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - An election for a new legislative assembly began on Tuesday in Pakistan's part of Kashmir, as early voters trickled into prefabricated polling centers, tents and buildings scarred by last October's devastating earthquake. Campaigning had been inevitably somber following the quake that killed 73,000 people and destroyed the homes of more than three million people in Pakistani Kashmir and North West Frontier Province. Soldiers and paramilitary...

2006-07-08 06:02:35

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade, but five of her supporters were killed and 45 wounded in the attack, police said. Sakina Itoo, 36, lawmaker and a leader of the National Conference party, was coming out of a shrine along with dozens of her supporters when the militants struck, a police spokesman said. "Itoo received splinter injuries but she is...

2006-07-08 04:00:44

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade, but four of her supporters were killed, police said. Sakina Itoo, 36, lawmaker and a leader of the National Conference party, was coming out of a shrine along with her supporters when the militants attacked, a police spokesman said. "Itoo received splinter injuries but she is out of danger" the spokesman said, adding that a...

2006-05-30 05:02:06

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A policeman was killed and four people, including two civilians, were wounded in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after suspected Islamist militants threw a grenade at a police vehicle near a crowded market, police said. The attack in the heart of Srinagar, the state's summer capital, came as Indian and Pakistani officials were to begin talks in Islamabad on terrorism and the trafficking of drugs and people. "Panic gripped the area after the vehicle caught fire...

2006-05-25 12:33:44

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ended talks in Kashmir on Thursday promising to set up new groups to look at the region's problems but making no significant headway in easing the dispute. "I am especially confident that I see light at the end of the tunnel, there is a ray of hope..." Singh told reporters after two days of talks with mostly pro-India Kashmiri politicians in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. He promised to...

2006-05-07 04:37:16

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian soldiers shot dead a senior Kashmiri militant on Sunday who the army said was a bomb-making expert responsible for a series of explosions across the strife-torn Himalayan region. Mushtaq Bhat, a district commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir's frontline militant group, was killed in an ambush by troops in Tral town, an army spokesman said. Tral is to the south of Srinagar, the summer capital of the disputed region which is claimed by both India...

2006-03-24 06:45:29

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on Friday for a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" with Pakistan that would replace decades of hostility with a common quest for progress. "The time has come to leave behind the animosities and the misgivings of the past and to think the unthinkable of moving together in pursuit of our common objective of getting rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease," Singh said. "I make this offer to the people...

2005-11-16 11:09:00

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian Kashmiris will be allowed to cross the de facto border with Pakistani Kashmir on Thursday to check on family living in the earthquake-ruined region, according to a Pakistani official. The move comes weeks after Pakistan and India agreed to the humanitarian gesture, to help the movement of aid and to allow divided families to meet across the militarised boundary. Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam told Reuters on Wednesday the first...

2005-11-16 10:56:23

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian Kashmiris will be allowed to cross the de facto border with Pakistani Kashmir on Thursday to check on family living in the earthquake-ruined region, according to a Pakistani official. The move comes weeks after Pakistan and India agreed to the humanitarian gesture, to help the movement of aid and to allow divided families to meet across the militarized boundary. Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam told Reuters on Wednesday the first...