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By Altaf Hussain
BBC News, Srinagar
July 28, 2010

The government of Indian-administered Kashmir has set up a commission of inquiry into the killings of civilians during recent anti-India protests.
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Source: BBC

Hundreds of thousands of troops are based in Kashmir
The Indian army says it has killed five militants who were trying to cross the Line of Control which divides Indian- and Pakistani-administered Kashmir. (more…)

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By ADAM B. ELLICK

Published: June 24, 2009

CHIKAR, Pakistan — The lone hospital in this Kashmiri mountain town was on the eve of hosting one of the year’s biggest social gatherings, a health fair for several hundred villagers, and Todd Shea was not happy. (more…)

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By Sajjad Tarakzai – 1 day ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for the first suicide attack in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, as officials said 17 suspected militants were killed in government operations. (more…)

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By BBC News

Police in north-western Pakistan say they have found the bodies of three local female aid workers and their male driver, all with gunshot wounds.

They were kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by the American development agency, USAID.

Police said the women worked for a USAID partner organisation, the National Rural Support Programme.

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by Somini Sengupta
The New York Times

NEW DELHI — Violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir flared anew on Wednesday as gunmen attacked an Indian Army post near the city of Jammu and then barricaded themselves in a private home, waging a daylong battle and holding a family hostage.

By the time the siege ended Thursday morning, three gunmen, three hostages and at least five other people were dead, the Indian Army said. Seven women and children were safely rescued, Agence France-Presse reported. (more…)

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