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Roadside bombs kill 17 civilians in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH (Reuters) – Roadside mines killed 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan Friday when a minibus and a tractor separately hit explosives in Helmand province, officials said, adding to a 2011 toll that is so far the deadliest for civilians in the decade-long war. The minibus was traveling from Nahr-e-Saraj…

Palestinian support for attacks drops

JERUSALEM — Overall Palestinian support for suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and the firing of rockets into Israel has dropped since 2009, with a majority opposed to both, a poll showed on Sunday. The survey conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre found that support for Palestinian “military operations”…