Iran: Gunmen wound 3 at campaign site
TEHRAN, Iran - Gunmen wounded three people at one of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign offices in southeast Iran on Friday, a day after a bombing in a Shiite mosque in the same city killed 25 people, the official news agency said.
The attacks took place in Zahedan, the capital of a lawless province near Pakistan and Afghanistan that has witnessed attacks by Jundallah, a militant group that claims to be fighting for the rights of minority Sunnis and is believed to have al-Qaida links.
Abdel Raouf Rigi, a Jundallah spokesman, told Al-Arabiya television that his group was responsible for Thursday's attack.
US: N. Korea may launch new missiles
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday vowed to retaliate if punitive U.N. sanctions are imposed for its latest nuclear test, and U.S. officials said there are new signs Pyongyang may be planning more long-range missile launches.
With tensions rising, the communist nation punctuated its barrage of rhetoric with yet another short-range missile launch - the sixth this week.
Perhaps more significantly, officials in Washington said there are indications of increased activity at a site used to fire long-range missiles.
Iraqi police: Bomb kills 4
BAGHDAD - A bomb exploded inside a bus station north of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 10, police said, the deadliest in a series of attacks in northern Iraq.
A U.S. soldier also was killed Friday in a grenade attack, raising to at least 21 the number of American troop deaths so far in May. That's the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Iraq since September, when 25 died.
The grenade detonated near a U.S. patrol in the northern province of Ninevah, the military said in a statement, providing no further details.
At least 4,303 members of the U.S. military have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.