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US knew of Mexican cartel leader’s killing

Mexico

MEXICO CITY — US officials say the United States knew that Mexican marines had killed the head of the widely feared Zetas drug cartel before the body was stolen in a predawn raid from a Mexican funeral home. One official says the US independently verified the identity of Zeta founder and leader Heriberto Lazcano, killed in a shootout last Sunday afternoon in a northern Mexican town, before his body was stolen Monday. (AP)

Afghanistan

Eight people killed in terrorist attacks

KABUL — At least eight people were killed Saturday in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including one in which a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up at an intelligence office. Four Afghan intelligence officers, a NATO coalition service member, and a civilian employee working for the coalition, died in the suicide attack in Kandahar Province. (AP)

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