Pakistan

Associated Press
In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 5, 2012, Yahya Mujahid, the spokesman for the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa listens to a reporter in Lahore, Pakistan. A series of provocative paintings of Muslim clerics in scenes suggesting homosexuality has sparked a moral and legal crisis at Pakistan’s leading arts college after extremists threatened violence, declaring that the works insult Islam. Mujahid, who condemned the paintings, said that “It’s part of Western and American plans to malign Islam.” (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city.

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