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Staff Report • May 15, 2007 at 11:24 AM

Suicide bombing kills 25 in Pakistan

Search intensifies for missing soldiers

BAGHDAD - U.S. aircraft dropped leaflets seeking information about three U.S. soldiers feared captured by al-Qaida, as troops intensified the search Tuesday despite a warning from the terror group that the hunt will endanger the captives' lives. The U.S. command said the searchers were trying to isolate areas where they suspect the captives may have been taken after the pre-dawn ambush Saturday in which four American troops and an Iraq soldier were killed. "The captors don't have freedom of movement," said Maj. Kenny Mintz of San Diego. "If they have the soldiers, they can't move them from where they are. We're doing a deliberate search of the areas."

Suicide bombing kills 25 in Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber with a warning for American spies taped to his leg blew up a restaurant Tuesday, killing 25 people in the old quarter of this frontier city synonymous with violent Islamic radicalism and political intrigue. Security officials indicate the blast could be retaliation for the weekend killing of Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's military chief in nearby Afghanistan.

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