Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah survived a suicide attack on his convoy in Kabul today that killed six people, raising tensions before next week's election.

A bomber blew himself up as Mr. Abdullah and his entourage transited between campaign events, according to an interior ministry statement, which said 22 people were wounded in the attack. The former foreign minister won the most votes in the first round of the election and faces former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the runoff June 14.

"A part of our vehicle in the convoy was hit by a bomb and damaged, but we are all fine," Mr. Abdullah said in televised comments afterward at his next campaign event. "Only some bodyguards were wounded."


MONCTON, New Brunswick - The suspect in the killing of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police was arrested unarmed early today, ending a massive manhunt that paralyzed much of an eastern Canadian city. "I'm done," a witness said he told police.

Police said at a press conference that they received a tip that led them to a wooded residential part of Moncton, New Brunswick, where they found 24-year-old Justin Bourque, suspected in the deadliest attack on the ranks of Canada's national police force in nearly a decade.

Mr. Bourque had been armed with high-powered long firearms and had been spotted three times Thursday, eluding the massive manhunt that all but shut down the normally tranquil city about of about 60,000 people east of the Maine border. Nearly 300 police officers were involved in the search for Mr. Bourque, who was seen going in and out of a wooded area.

RCMP Superintendent Marlene Snowman said Mr. Bourque was arrested in a wooded Moncton area at 12:10 a.m. without incident. She said no weapons were on him, but were found nearby.

Michelle Thibodeau said she saw the man arrested in the front yard of her home and heard him say, "I'm done," before his arrest by officers with guns drawn. …

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