t least 10 Pakistan Taliban fighters, including some commanders, were killed Saturday as government forces pounded terrorist strongholds and as a possible U.S. drone strike targeted Islamist militants, in the latest signs of retaliation for a deadly attack on a school last week.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in U.S. court in Boston on Thursday for the first time in a year-and-a-half as a federal judge held a final hearing to discuss last-minute issues before the trial gets underway Jan. 5.
Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the militants described as revenge for months of airstrikes on their tribal-area strongholds by Pakistan warplanes and CIA drones.
The second explosion was captured on film at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon. (Dan Lampariello)
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