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Officials here say the matter is up to the courts, and police say they want to pursue murder charges against him.

In Pakistan’s southwest, meanwhile, a bomb placed in a lavatory at a bus terminal killed a man and wounded two other people. Police official Hamid Shakeel said the device went off in Quetta, the main city of Baluchistan province.

Baluchistan long has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by ethnic nationalists seeking more autonomy for the province and a greater share of the money derived by the government from its natural resources.

Associated Press writers Rasool Dawar in Peshawar, Pakistan, and Adam Goldman and Kimberly Dozier in Washington contributed to this report.