Asscociated Press: Suicide attack in northwest Pakistan kills 13
Pakistan — A suicide bomber driving a motorized rickshaw blew himself up at a security checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials said, killing at least 13 people, injuring 52 and underscoring the nation’s relentless security threat.
The blast in the small town of Saidu Sharif in Pakistan’s violence-battered Swat Valley was the second major attack in the country in less than 24 hours, raising fears of a new wave of violence by anti-government militants. Suicide bombers killed 55 people in near-simultaneous blasts Friday in the eastern city of Lahore.
BBC: Afghanistan’s Kandahar hit by suicide bombers, 25 dead
At least 25 people have been killed and dozens hurt in four suspected suicide bombings in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, hospital officials say.
The first blast was heard at about 1530 GMT and was followed by three other attacks across the city.