TRIPOLI, Libya

Gadhafi forces stage attack across border from Algeria

Gunmen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi crossed the Libyan border from Algeria and attacked revolutionary forces in a town near the frontier, killing six people, officials said Sunday.

The cross-border attack Saturday shows loyalist forces have managed to escape Libya and regroup and collect arms, bolstering fears the North African nation could face a protracted insurgency.

Fighters who took up arms against Gadhafi have seized Tripoli and have gained control of the rest of the country, but they are still battling forces loyal to the ousted regime on several fronts.

Libya officials also announced Sunday the discovery of a mass grave believed to hold the remains of 1,270 inmates killed by Gadhafi’s regime in a 1996 prison massacre.

NEW YORK

NYPD chief says officers could shoot down plane

The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if necessary.

Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that after the Sept. 11 attacks, he decided the city couldn’t rely on the federal government alone. He set about creating the NYPD’s own counter-terrorism unit.

Kelly said the department is prepared for multiple scenarios and could even take down a plane. He didn’t divulge details but said “obviously this would be in a very extreme situation.”

Other measures include sending NYPD officers abroad, using radiation detectors and creating a network of surveillance cameras in Manhattan.

GALVESTON, Texas

Authorities search for man who jumped off cruise ship

Mexican authorities are searching for a 39-year-old man who was seen jumping off a Carnival cruise ship near Cozumel.

Carnival officials said the man jumped off the Conquest ship Friday night. The ship returned to the location where the man was last seen and began searching for him.

According to a statement from the cruise line, Mexican authorities searched the ship and then allowed it to continue on its scheduled trip.

The ship is expected to return to its home port of Galveston, Texas, on Sunday after a seven-day cruise. 

— From news service reports