ISLAMABAD - A suicide bomber attacked a bakery in Pakistan's northwest yesterday, killing 18 people, and another bomb in the volatile region left six others dead. The attacks were the latest in a wave of bloodshed to hit Pakistan since the U.S. raid that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
Also yesterday, a Pakistani security official said authorities are nearly certain that a recent U.S. missile strike killed al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri.
The suicide bomber struck the bakery in a neighborhood were army personnel live in the town of Nowshera, police said. At least two soldiers were among the dead.