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Death Toll in Pakistan Suicide Attack Rises to 45

The death toll from a suicide attack on a funeral in northwest Pakistan has risen to 45.

Thursday's bombing targeted members of an anti-Taliban militia as they gathered for funeral prayers in the Lower Dir tribal area. Some 70 people were hospitalized with injuries.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban has stepped up attacks on pro-government tribes.

On Tuesday, gunmen opened fire on a school bus on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, killing four children and the driver.

Bombings Rattle Southern Thailand

Multiple bombs shook Thailand Friday, killing three people and wounding at least 50 in the country's violence-plagued south.

Thai officials say the first bomb was hidden on a motorbike and blew up outside a Chinese community organization in the Sungai Golok district of Narathiwat province. They say that blast was quickly followed by two others along a nearby street lined with bars and hotels.

Authorities say those two bombs appear to have been hidden on a motor and in a car.

Southern Narathiwat province is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia.

Uganda Sentences 2 For Al-Shabab Bombings

A Ugandan judge has sentenced two men for their part in twin bombings that killed at least 76 people in Kampala last year.

The Somali insurgent group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings, which targeted people who had gathered to watch the 2010 World Cup final in July 2010.

On Friday, the judge sentenced Edris Nsubuga to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges. He was spared the death penalty after entering a guilty plea earlier this week.

Muhamoud Mugisha, who also pleaded guilty, received a five-year sentence for conspiracy to commit terrorism.

US Says Senior Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan

A senior U.S. official says al-Qaida's chief of operations in Pakistan has been killed in the country's northwest tribal region.

The official, who did not want to be named, said Thursday that Abu Hafs al-Shahri was killed earlier this week, but did not give details.

Drone strike

Pakistani security officials said a U.S. drone strike killed at least three people on Sunday. It was unclear whether that attack was the one which killed Shahri.

Peruvian Rebels Attack Military Helicopter

Peruvian military officials say two troops have been killed in a helicopter attack by Shining Path rebels.

They say the soldiers were patrolling the Apurimac and Ene River valley when they came under fire Wednesday.

Authorities say Shining Path rebels have ties to the drug trade in the valley area.

The Maoist Shining Path rebels began their insurgency in 1980, eventually killing tens of thousands of people. Violence declined sharply after the capture and conviction of its founder, Abimael Guzman, in 1992, but the rebels continue to carry out smaller attacks.

India Seeks to Counter Internal Terrorist Threat

Top Indian officials say they need to prepare for terrorism threats that may arise both within and outside the country.

Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday described recent terror attacks on Indian soil as a "blot" on the government, and said more needs to be done to prevent them in the future.

"The challenge of terrorism is a formidable challenge, and requires a comprehensive strategy of counterterrorism," he said.

Nigeria Restructures Security Services to Combat Terror Attacks

Nigeria is restructuring security services to better combat a series of terrorist attacks. There is growing concern that the violence is not limited to any one group.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says violence in the capital and across northern states is not exclusively the work of Islamic fundamentalists from a group known as Boko Haram.

Pentagon survivors tell their stories

Only a few people can tell us what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that day affected everyone in America, but only a relative few were actually at the sites when the attacks occurred.

The Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 are often overshadowed by the raw drama of two airliners crashing into the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers' collapse, and the sheer number of casualties. But there were about 22,000 people in the Pentagon on 9-11, and four of them now work in the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Yemeni Troops Kill 11 Islamist Militants in South

A Yemeni military official and witnesses say government forces have killed at least 11 militants in the latest fighting in the southern province of Abyan.

They say the militants were killed in exchanges of fire with Yemeni troops Tuesday and Wednesday in and around the provincial capital, Zinjibar. The Yemeni government has been fighting to retake control of Zinjibar and other parts of Abyan from al-Qaida-linked militants who seized the areas in May.