February 3, 2010 4:35 PM

Taliban attack brings focus on low-key U.S. Pakistan mission

Three American soliders were killed and two were wounded Wednesday in troubled northwestern Pakistan when a roadside bomb exploded. The deaths, the first known U.S. military casualties in Pakistan since 1979, brought unwanted attention to the small U.S. troop presence that American officials have sought to downplay so as not to feed anti-American sentiment.

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