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DATE=11/12/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=U-S / PAKISTAN (L ONLY) NUMBER=256116 BYLINE=KYLE KING DATELINE=STATE DEPARTMENT CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: The United States has stepped up security at diplomatic missions in Pakistan following a series of rocket attacks. U-S officials have condemned the attacks, but they say the United States will not be intimidated. From the State Department, VOA's Kyle King reports. TEXT: U-S diplomatic security specialists have been ordered to Pakistan in response to what is described as a coordinated series of rocket attacks. One local Pakistani guard was injured when rockets were fired at the U-S Embassy, the United States Cultural Center and a U-N office on Friday. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. State Department spokesman James Rubin says Americans are being advised to exercise caution, but he says U-S facilities in Pakistan will remain open for business. /// Rubin act /// We are not going to be intimidated by these people. These cowardly acts will not intimidate the United States. We will continue to conduct our foreign policy. /// end act /// U-S officials say they are continuing to gather information, but have not come to any conclusions about who might be responsible. /// rest opt /// The attacks came just two days before U-N sanctions are to go into effect against Afghanistan's ruling Taleban, unless they expel terror suspect Osama Bin Laden. Some unidentified intelligence officials have speculated the attacks could have been inspired by recent Taleban criticism of U-S policy toward Afghanistan. Many Pakistanis are sympathetic to Taleban. The leader of the Taleban, Mullah Omar, has condemned Friday's rocket attacks. (Signed) NEB/KBK/PT 12-Nov-1999 18:02 PM EDT (12-Nov-1999 2302 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .