Violence Flares in Pakistan as Mullen Visits for Talks

A bomb at an election rally killed at least 14 people in Pakistan's volatile northwest frontier region Saturday, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff visited senior government officials to discuss the security situation.

The region where the election rally was bombed is a particular concern for the United States: Intelligence sources say the Taliban and al-Qaida have built up their bases there.

Adm. Michael Mullen is in Pakistan to talk about the need for military cooperation with the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.

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