ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide car bomber attacked a police station yesterday in northwestern Pakistan, killing four people and wounding about two dozen, underscoring the continuing security threat as the country’s army battles militants. Also, a paramilitary commander said his forces had killed 25 militants in another area of the volatile frontier region. The explosion at the police station in Karak in North West Frontier Province also toppled a mosque next door.
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Opposition leader critical of clericsTEHRAN - Iran’s opposition leader said yesterday that a dictatorial “cult’’ was ruling Iran in the name of Islam - his strongest attack to date on the country’s clerical leadership. Mir Hossein Mousavi also challenged the government to let his supporters take to the streets freely. On Thursday, Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, charged that the opposition had lost its credibility and its right to participate in politics.
President feted in lavish celebrationBULAWAYO - President Robert Mugabe’s supporters say they spent $300,000 to celebrate his 86th birthday in this impoverished country. Delma Lupepe, a member of Mugabe’s party, said yesterday that he helped raise the money from donors.
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