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Five Indian Soldiers Killed in Gunfight in Kashmir

Indian authorities reported that five of its soldiers were killed in a fierce exchange of fire with insurgents fighting against the country’s rule in the Kashmir region on Monday (11/10). Violence in the disputed region has increased in recent weeks. Police and soldiers surrounded a forested area in Surankote, south …

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Qatar Frees Afghan Soldier Who Killed 3 Australian Soldiers

An Afghan military defector who killed three Australian soldiers has been released from custody in Qatar and his whereabouts are unknown, officials said Monday (11/10). The soldier known as Hekmatullah fled after shooting dead the three Australian soldiers and wounding two others at a base in 2012 and was sentenced …

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Unfair Dismissal of Transgender Soldiers

A South Korean soldier who committed suicide earlier this year after being discharged by his military unit following sex reassignment surgery, won a posthumous victory in court Thursday (7/10). The court ruled that the country’s military should recognize the late transgender soldier as a woman and overturn her dismissal. Byun …

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Militant Raid Kills 5 Soldiers in Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan confirmed Saturday that an overnight raid on a convoy of vehicles in the northwestern part of the country had killed five paramilitary troops. A military statement said “clearance operations are underway to eradicate any terrorists found in the area” in North Waziristan, a vulnerable district near the …

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