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Seven dead after pre-poll attacks on Hindu leaders in two Indian states

09 Apr 2019

BHUBANESWAR/SRINAGAR At least seven people including a state legislator for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in two separate attacks on Tuesday, officials said, days before India begins a general election.

Gunmen in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir kill Hindu leader

09 Apr 2019

SRINAGAR, April 9 Unknown gunmen burst into a hospital in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and killed a regional leader of a Hindu group linked to the ruling party, police said on Tuesday, days before general elections at which security is a major concern.

Attacked by both sides - journalists caught in the crossfire of Kashmir conflict

09 Apr 2019

SRINAGAR Most nights in recent weeks, journalist Asif Qureshi’s phone vibrates with a message from a known number of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based militant group that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in a suicide attack in Kashmir in February: "Allah always keeps you in safety and security".

Attacked by both sides: journalists caught in the crossfire of Kashmir conflict

09 Apr 2019

* Conditions for journalists in Kashmir worst in decades-reporters

India's election curbs on key highway spark anger in Kashmir

04 Apr 2019

SRINAGAR, India Tough curbs on civilian traffic along a highway linking disputed Kashmir to the rest of India have provoked outrage in the insurgency-hit region, as authorities free up access for troops guarding general elections set to begin this month.

Traffic restricted on road in India's Kashmir to dissuade attacks

03 Apr 2019

SRINAGAR India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is to restrict civilian traffic on a main state highway for two days a week in a bid to ward off militant attacks on security convoys as a general election nears, state authorities said on Wednesday.

INSIGHT-The making of militants in India's "paradise on earth"

25 Mar 2019

* India launches crackdown in Kashmir following suicide bombing

The making of militants in India's 'paradise on earth'

24 Mar 2019

KULGAM, India Kashmiri farmer Yusuf Malik learned that his son Owais, a 22-year old arts student and apple picker, had become an armed militant via a Facebook post.

Indian forces kill seven militants in Kashmir as crackdown deepens

22 Mar 2019

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces on Friday killed seven militants who they said belonged to Pakistan-based groups during four gunbattles in Kashmir - the highest number of clashes in a single day in recent years.

Death of man in custody in Indian Kashmir sparks protests

19 Mar 2019

SRINAGAR Protests flared in parts of Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in custody, the latest disturbances in one of the world's most militarized regions.

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Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday.