BLAST

Pakistan Spy Agency Bombed

Pakistan's main spy agency, which oversees counterterrorism in the border regions of Afghanistan, was bombed Friday. An Associated Press reporter on the scene says there were at least eight wounded or dead. The blast knocked down most of the building, which is located in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The area is a militant hub and has been the target of a series of attacks on security forces and civilians since Pakistan stepped up its national-security offensive. Since mid-October, Pakistan has heightened watch over the South Waziristan area, where the Taliban has a stronghold.