At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 others were hurt Tuesday in Lahore, Pakistan, in twin terrorist bomb explosions. The blasts, about 15 minutes apart, were the sixth and seventh of their type since the Feb. 18 election for a new parliament. Opponents of US-backed President Pervez Musharraf blamed him for the violence, with one saying, "It started when we started having a friendship with America." Above, flames from an exploded car bomb burn outside the Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore.
If any other candidate but incumbent Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe's March 29 presidential election, the Army will not "support or salute" him, its commander warned. Gen. Constantine Chiwenga was quoted by the Zimbabwe Standard newspaper as asking rhetorically, "What is wrong with the Army supporting [Mugabe] against the election of sellouts?" Mugabe is opposed for reelection by ex-Finance Minster Simba Makoni and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai. He accuses both of accepting financing for their campaigns from the US and Britain.