Pakistan

Associated Press
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo, Maulana Jalil Jan, second right, a candidate of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, is surrounded by supporters while touring a market in Peshawar, Pakistan. Moderate politicians from some of Pakistan’s most violent areas are defying the threat of violence to run in upcoming nationwide elections, but they’re increasingly turning to social media and phone calls that allow them to campaign from a distance. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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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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