Indian troops kill five rebels in three separate gun battles and one civilian in India-administered Kashmir, provoking fresh protests and clashes in the restive mountainous region.
There's no further details available and the names of the service members are being withheld until next of kin are informed.
Afghanistan's Health Ministry says at least six people were killed and 23 wounded in attack claimed by Daesh.
The ruling BJP has given a free hand to the police and army in disputed Kashmir and locals say the latest custodial death of a young teacher is one of the tragic results of that muscular policy.
Another man has been killed in police custody in Kashmir, this time a school teacher. Where do Kashmiris go for justice?
Meanwhile, an Indian soldier was killed in India-administered Kashmir in the latest exchange of fire with Pakistani forces across the de-facto Line of Control that divides the territory between the South Asian neighbours.
The rescue took place in Chagai district of Balochistan province, near the Afghan border, according to a statement from the Pakistani military.
The Independent Election Commission confirmed the date was pushed back for the second time to allow time for reforms to the voting system
Of the four acquitted is Swami Aseemanand, a former affiliate of far-right outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the parent of India's ruling party. He had earlier confessed to bombing the train in which 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, were killed.
Associate professor Khalid Hameed was allegedly killed by his student who, according to the police report, had warned the teacher against holding mixed gender reception because it is "against the teachings of Islam."
The highly militarised region has seen a spike in confrontation between locals and Indian forces, which are accused of human rights violations.
The Iranian president met Iraqi president Barham Salih and Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Sistani is a sign to Washington in times where US officials visited Iraq frequently.
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