Militants attack troops
Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military charged Monday. Outraged, Pakistan’s new prime minister said he would protest to the Afghan president. Pakistani military officials said that militants from Afghanistan crossed the border in the northwestern Pakistan’s Upper Dir region Sunday night and clashed with Pakistan forces on a patrol. Pakistani troops killed 14 of the militants, the military said.
Two bombings kill 11
Two bomb blasts nearly 100 miles apart killed 11 people Monday night, officials said, as Iraq’s death toll continued to climb in the second bloodiest month since U.S. troops withdrew late last year. Police said a bomb was hidden on a minibus, which was carrying soccer players to evening games in the city of Hillah, killing six people. An hour earlier, police said a bomb hidden in a plastic bag exploded outside a pet store in Baqouba, killing five people and wounding three.
Ex-president fights back
Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Monday that he is aiming to return to power, rallying allies at home and abroad to try to prevail after a landslide congressional vote forced him from office in what he called a break with democracy. Lugo has symbolically created a parallel Cabinet, attacking the legitimacy of the government that replaced him, and told reporters he would seek to plead his case on the international stage at this week’s summit of the Mercosur trade bloc in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as challenging the new leader.
Ancient road found
Archaeologists in Greece’s second-largest city have uncovered a 230-foot section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city’s main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago. The marble-paved road was unearthed during excavations for Thessaloniki’s new subway system, which is due to be completed in four years.
Compiled from wire reports.