Iraqi military officers in (the city of) Fallujah say there is no sign any insurgents were in a house flattened during a U.S. attack that reportedly killed at least 20 civilians. The Iraqi officers say (today/Sunday) women and children were among those killed, but an investigation produced no evidence foreign insurgents had used the house. U.S. General Mark Kimmitt said U.S. forces had intelligence that members of militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist network were in the house at the time of the attack (Saturday).
An al-Qaida terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia has confirmed its leader was killed by Saudi forces, but has vowed to continue its "holy war" in the kingdom. A statement published on the Internet late Saturday says Saudi forces killed Abdulaziz al-Muqrin and three other militants. Saudi officials say the militant believed responsible for the murder of American Paul Johnson died during a shootout in Riyadh late Friday.
India and Pakistan have agreed to set up a telephone hotline between their foreign ministries to reduce the risk of nuclear war. The agreement was announced today (Sunday) in New Delhi during the second and final day of nuclear talks. A statement issued by the long-time political rivals also said they will continue a moratorium on nuclear tests, unless there are what were described as "extraordinary events."
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