A suicide bomber detonated a truck full of explosives near Lakki Marwat city in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 88 people. Villagers had gathered to watch a volleyball tournament. Residents of the town had formed a militia to repel the Taliban, Al Jazeera. Militants have been increasing attacks of large crowds of civilians in areas where civilians have formed militias to fight Taliban violence and control. Possible scenarios for combating this tactic, Reuters.
A Somali man has been charged in the attempted murder of a controversial Danish cartoonist whose drawings of the Prophet Mohammed sparked outrage from some Muslim communities, BBC News.
The government of Iraq plans to sue 5 Blackwater security guards who were cleared of manslaughter charges after a U.S. court dismissed the case on Friday. The guards were charged with killing 17 in a shootout in 2007, CNN. Eyewitness accounts of the event from 2007, New York Times.
Afghanistan’s parliament has rejected 2 of President Hamid Karzai’s proposed ministers, including a powerful warlord Karzai had picked to be Energy Minister, New York Times.