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06/01/05 World News: Suicide Attack Kills 20 at Afghan Mosque


Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar has killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 30 others.

Officials say the police chief of Kabul was among the dead.

The mosque had been crowded with mourners attending a funeral for a prominent pro-government cleric who was shot by suspected Taleban gunmen Sunday.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari meets U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today (Wednesday) in Washington for talks on the situation in war-torn Iraq. The talks come a day after Mr. Zebari successfully convinced the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

Voters in the Netherlands are casting ballots today (Wednesday) in the latest referendum on the European Union constitution. Recent opinion polls indicate Dutch voters will follow France in rejecting it.

A Bangkok court has acquitted four Thai Muslims of plotting terrorist attacks on foreign embassies in Thailand. The court ruled today (Wednesday) there was not enough evidence to convict the suspects on charges they were planning to bomb the embassies of the United States, Britain, and Israel. Prosecutors had also accused them of planning to bomb resort spots popular with Western tourists.

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