Attackers kill at least 61 in India

GAUHATI, India - Bombs planted in cars and rickshaws ripped through crowded markets in a coordinated attack Thursday in India's volatile northeast, killing at least 61 people and wounding more than 300.

The scale and planning behind the 13 blasts surprised authorities, who struggled to determine who was behind the attacks - among the worst in a region plagued by separatism, ethnic violence and Islamic militants.

Car bomb at school in Spain wounds 17

MADRID, Spain - A powerful car bomb exploded Thursday at a university in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, wounding 17 people and setting a building on fire in an attack blamed on Basque separatists.

There was no claim of responsibility, but officials pointed the finger at the militant Basque group ETA. They said the blast could have caused massive bloodshed because it went off without warning at a busy area of the campus.

'ETA has once again displayed its vileness,' said Jose Antonio Alonso, spokesman in Parliament for Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapaptero's Socialist party.

Taliban storm Afghan culture ministry, kill 5

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters stormed the Ministry of Culture in the heart of Kabul on Thursday, killing five people in an attack the president said aimed at derailing the government's new effort to draw militants into a peace process and end a seven-year insurgency.

The fighters shot their way inside the building, where one of the militants blew himself up, a police guard wounded in the blast said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and gave a similar account.

Intel: Iran plans secret nuclear experiments

VIENNA, Austria - Iran has recently tested ways of recovering highly enriched uranium from waste reactor fuel in a covert bid to expand its nuclear program, according to an intelligence assessment made available to The Associated Press.

The intelligence, provided by a member of the 145-nation International Atomic Energy Agency, also said a report will soon be submitted to the Iranian leadership for a decision on whether to go ahead with the project.

- From wire reports