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By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Masked gunmen forced a group of eight Muslim preachers, most of them from Pakistan, out of a mosque in the Somali town of Gaalkacyo at dawn prayers on Wednesday and shot them. Five Pakistanis and a Somali died on the spot, and two Pakistanis were seriously wounded, residents and witnesses said.

It was not clear why the Pakistanis had been singled out at the Tawfiq mosque in Gaalkacyo — almost 400 miles northeast of Mogadishu, the capital — or what they were doing in Somalia. Residents said the town had been on a high security alert after earlier unrest.

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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