Most of those who died were believed to be Afghan students. "Three rockets hit the house at 2 a.m. when the students were asleep", a resident said. It was not immediately clear whether the missile was fired by coalition forces in Afghanistan or by Pakistani forces. The missile strike comes at a time when Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud have called a unilateral ceasefire in the region. Top al-Qaeda commander Abu Laith al-Libi was killed last month in a missile strike here was believed to have been carried out by a US pilotless plane operating from Afghanistan.