US forces in Pakistan come under fire

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The Independent Online

A rocket was fired at a building in Pakistan's deeply conservative and remote tribal belt where US special forces hunting remaining Taliban and al-Qa'ida fighters are believed to be positioned. But the rocket missed, and no one was hurt.

It was the second time in two weeks that a rocket was fired at the building, a vocational school in Miran Shah, near the Afghan border, where about seven Americans working with Pakistani troops are said to be stationed.

After the first attack, pamphlets were found from a previously unknown group warning that Muslims faced "disgrace and trouble" unless they "stand up against the army of Jews and Christians". It said the murder of Pakistani troops and officials who were assisting the Americans was "justified".