At least eight people were killed and 40 more injured in a suicide bombing this morning in northwest Pakistan. The country has seen scores killed in pre-election violence.
Officials have blamed the Pakistani Taliban for attacking a mosque attended by pro-government tribesmen during Friday prayers. At least 50 worshipers were killed.
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.
The militants released a Chinese engineer held hostage for nearly six months ahead of the cease-fire announcement.