January 14th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Around the Web: Suspected drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone attack killed 10 people in northwest Pakistan on Thursday morning, but missed the leader of the Taliban in the country, officials said.

Four missiles struck near a madrassa, or religious school, in South Waziristan, Pakistani intelligence and local officials said.The school had been converted into a training camp for militants, the officials said.

 All those killed in the attack were militants, but not members of the Taliban, the officials said.

Some other reporting on the suspected drone strike: New York Times; BBC; Reuters; Dawn.


January 14th, 2010
10:11 AM ET

15 dead in market bombing

Kabul, Afghanistan - At least 15 people were killed and 13 others wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber attacked a market in central Afghanistan, the provincial police chief said.

There were conflicting reports about the death toll. Gen. Abdul Hamid, a brigade commander of the Afghan National Army in the province, told CNN that 20 people had been killed and 13 wounded. It happened at the Haji Mohammad Nasim Market in Uruzgan province, Police Chief Joma Hemat told CNN. The number of victims was likely to increase as authorities find bodies in the rubble, he said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, saying the bomber struck on a market day while people were shopping.

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