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Three soldiers, civilian killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

SHOPIAN, India: Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when militants ambushed a patrol in South Kashmir early on Thursday, part of an upsurge of violence that has hit the restive northern region as it emerges from winter. An army and police party was returning from a village in the Shopian district of South… Read More »

Turkey to allow female soldiers to wear headscarves – ministry officials

ANKARA: Turkey will allow female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, defence ministry officials said on Wednesday, marking a symbolic shift for a military that has traditionally seen itself as a guardian of state secularism. The change also reflects the influence of President Tayyip Erdogan and the AK Party he founded. Since coming… Read More »

Twelve soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army post

OUAGADOUGOU: A dozen soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when unidentified gunmen attacked a military post near the border with Mali, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said on Friday, calling the assailants “forces of evil”. Attacks in Burkina Faso were relatively rare before a major attack by al Qaeda-linked fighters on a hotel in… Read More »

Turkey detains 40 soldiers, issues warrants for 47 more in coup probe – media

ISTANBUL: Turkey detained 40 soldiers from an air base in the central Anatolian city of Konya as part of investigations into July’s failed military coup, Turkish media outlets said on Thursday. Detention warrants had been issued for 47 more soldiers from Konya, the private Dogan news agency said, in what was the third wave of… Read More »

Three Turkish soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Kurdish southeast – sources

ANKARA: Three Turkish soldiers travelling in a military personnel carrier were killed by a roadside bomb in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast on Friday, security sources said. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were suspected of having planted the bomb on the road between Turkey’s Diyarbakir and Mardin provinces, the sources said. The separatist PKK has waged… Read More »

Rio scrambles to be ready as athletes, soldiers arrive

RIO DE JANEIRO: Tens of thousands of armed troops fanned out across Rio de Janeiro and local organizers faced a rebellion by Australia about unfinished living accommodations as athletes began to move in Sunday for the first Olympics ever in South America. Australia’s Olympic team, complaining about uninhabitable rooms in the Olympic Village, refused to… Read More »