Pakistan said Saturday an Indian soldier, who had "deserted" a post and entered its part of Kashmir in September, had been handed over to the India authorities.

Death toll of bomb blast that hit a fruit and vegetable market in northwest Pakistan on Saturday morning has risen to 25, local media reported.

At least 20 people were killed and 30 others injured when a bomb went off in a vegetable and fruit market in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency on Saturday morning, officials said.

About 20 militants have been killed amid operations launched by Afghan security forces elsewhere in the country, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.