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Bomb Kills Religious Leader, Guards in Northwest Pakistan

A bomb killed a Pakistani religious leader and two of his guards as they traveled to a celebration at a northwestern shrine on Monday, police said, as officers prepared for a militant backlash over a continuing military operation. Pakistan launched a military offensive in June to seize control of the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan, a remote mountainous region on the border with Afghanistan. The United States had long urged Pakistan to move against militant hideouts there,...

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